Sheriff Offers Free Gun Class for Teachers — 20 MINUTES Later Something Amazing Happens

Kirsters Baish| One Ohio Sheriff has explained that the best way to stop a mass shooting from happening is to educate teachers and arm them in order to make sure they know how to protect themselves and their students. Just a day after Nikolas Cruz made his way into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered 17 people, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones put a video up on Facebook that explained that “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.”

In his video, Sheriff Jones explained, “We need to put armed personnel in schools. We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away but we need to be prepared and we don’t need to have our heads in the sand.”

When Jones later explained who in schools should be armed, he made the suggestion that retired police officers and military veterans could be hired in schools as guards. He gave a second thought as well, suggesting that teachers should be trained and armed.

Jones took it further on Sunday when he posted on social media that he would be holding a “free concealed and Carry class” for teachers in his county.

In a later tweet, Jones explained that he would be accepting 50 people to sit in on the class. He went on to say that any school employees that are interested should email his office. It only took 20 minutes for 50 requests to come through.

Teachers responded very positively to Jones’s offer on Twitter. They expressed an interest in learning to use firearms and an interest in protecting their students.

Jones was interviewed by WLWT and admitted that he is aware that his plan will stir things up, but he feels that it will be a good way to deal with the issue of school shootings.