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Cleveland PBS: Ohio Program Provides Training for Teachers Who Want to Conceal and Carry

by Chad Baus

7:00AM Monday, March 5 2018

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has renewed the debate over whether teachers and other school personnel should be armed. Although the policy discussion continues, Ohio teachers already can take classes to learn how to defend themselves and their students if a threat arises. The Buckeye Firearms Foundation provides free training to teachers through the FASTER Program — Faculty / Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response. Michelle and Chris Cerino, two of the program's trainers, join ideastream's Rick Jackson to talk about FASTER training and how one graduate of the program had to use it in a real-life situation.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation (501c3) president Jim Irvine introduces the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) Program

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