773 Teachers and Staff Members Get "Armed" Active Killer Training

When an active killer targets a school, the standard protocol is to wait for law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the violence.

In 2013, that protocol started to change for many schools with the introduction of the FASTER Saves Lives program, which provides lethal force training and medical response to teachers and staff members.

Now after four years, FASTER Saves Lives has trained 773 school teachers and staff members from 194 districts in 8 states. This includes teachers and staff in 74 of Ohio's 88 counties.

Should Teachers Be Armed?

Editor's Note: The following article was submitted to WalletHub.com in response to their request for comments for an article they published entitled Should Teachers Be Armed? Experts Pick Sides. The article also features comments from Dr. John R. Lott and Ohio's own Ron Borsch, among others.

by Jim Irvine

Experts say more than 175 school districts in Ohio now have armed staff members

by Chad D. Baus

The Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum is reporting on the growing trend of school districts around Ohio that have authorized teachers and school staff members to carry concealed firearms in classrooms.

From the article:

The next time a person is shot in an Ohio school, it could be at the hands of a teacher allowed to carry a gun.

What is a trauma class and why is it worth three hours of my time?

by Jim Irvine

It has been well over two years since we called for a trauma kit in every school building. At first only a few schools took the call seriously, but over the past year we have seen a steady increase in interest in both the supplies, and the training to use them. This year several districts have held trauma classes for staff.

Another Ohio school district moves to arm staff with guns

by Chad D. Baus & Joe Eaton

WEWS (Cleveland ABC) is reporting that three Coshocton County school districts may soon arm staff members with guns to preemptively protect students in the event of an active shooter situation. 

From the article:

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