Ohio: Teachers Carry Guns, Receive Training to Take Out ‘Active Killers’

by Awr Hawkins | Bretitbart  |  published on August 24, 2016


Teachers are increasingly armed in Ohio, and those who carry are being taught to take out “active killers” via “practical violence response training.”

The training takes place at the Technical Defense Institute in Adams County, Ohio, where teachers from throughout the state take part in Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) courses if their local districts allow armed teachers.

According to WLWT, Technical Defense Institute’s Joe Easton explained the FASTER course:

The FASTER program was developed after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School by concerned parents, school administrators, law enforcement and nationally-recognized safety and medical experts. FASTER is a groundbreaking nonprofit program that gives educators practical violence response training at no cost to the school district. What started in 2013 as a pilot program with 24 educators from Ohio has now grown into a national multi-year curriculum involving the entire community in making schools safer from active killer events.

The course is full of role-playing scenarios where teachers and students come under fire in various situations by suspects with fake weapons. The goal is to teach preparedness of mind and enough tactical understanding that teachers/administrators/staff can respond quickly instead of freezing in shock. The scenarios are violent and intense.

  • MyronJPoltroonian

    To me, a “Good Guy With A Gun” looks like Wally Cox.

    Regarding the tragic school shootings in Connecticut, Oregon, Washington and all of other shootings that have occurred in “Gun Free Zones”, I have to note that southern New England (along with New York, D.C., Chicago, California [and, of all idiocy, our military bases], etc.) are bastions of “Progressive Gun Control”, creating so called, “Gun Free (or, as I call them, Victim Rich) Zones”, from which, since they haven’t worked, there will be a cry for even more of the same types of restrictions. Restrictions that failed to protect even one of the victims. To me, the solution to these school shootings is MORE Guns, not less. Before anyone recoils in horror that what I (or anyone else of like mind) propose is unthinkable (and in light of the nationwide average of a 20+ minute response time by the police after they are called), let me ask you one simple question: Why were the authority figures in the school all helpless and unable to defend their charges from this sudden, unpredictable, close quarters violence? (There should be more to teaching teachers than just how to be good keepers of the myriad rules and regulations imposed on them by both the government and their union.) If we can’t trust our teachers with guns, why do we trust them with our children?

    I had a grade school teacher at the A.E. Platt School, in Riverside, Rhode Island, who looked like Wally Cox (who played “Mr. Peepers” on TV in the ’50’s). One day, while we were lining up after recess, one of us noticed a bulge in his right hand jacket pocket (remember when male teachers routinely wore jackets and slacks and female teachers wore dresses?) and asked him what it was. He pulled out his snub nosed Colt Detective Special in .38 S&W Special Caliber and showed it to us. We were amazed, curious and pleased, all at the same time. Funny thing about it was, nobody felt intimidated, frightened or in danger because of that incident. In fact, we all felt safer. Nobody called the authorities, the school, nor took their children out of school because of it. He suffered no negative consequences whatsoever. Neither did we. Oh, yes, no new union employees were needed or involved, and the response time was at an absolute minimum. Of course, this was in the early ’50’s, and I know we’re not more violent as a society now than we used to be shortly after WW II and on into Korea. So, why are these mass shootings happening with such frequency these days? The freely prescribing of psychotropic drugs to children? I wonder.

    I’ll ask again, “If we can’t trust our teachers with guns, why do we trust them with our children?” Armed guards sound very safe until you realize that they are highly visible and thus easily avoidable. Also, I believe there have been school shootings on campuses with security guards present. If only a few of the teachers were carrying concealed weapons and the potential shooters didn’t know which ones were or were not, there would not only be a much greater deterrence factor, the schools budget wouldn’t be nearly as negatively impacted with the additional costs involved in hiring additional, non teaching personnel.

    Addendum:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/columbine-armed-guards_n_2347096.html,.

  • MyronJPoltroonian

    Freaking Troll!

  • robert sanders

    OUTSTANDING OHIO

  • CharlieSeattle

    Airline pilots and 60 year old English teachers are not SWAT officers.

    Better Solutions:
    Hire the professional US Marshall’s you really need.

    Arrest George Soros, MoveOn .org, BLM, CAIR, Nation of islam, black pantehers etal., for sedition.

    Resind all of Obama’s EO’s.

    Impeach Obama and his entire muslim brotherhood administration for treason.

    Deport all illegal aliens and their children,citizens or not…..FOREVER.

    Deport all illegal muslims and their children,citizens or not….FOREVER.

    Enforce all immigration laws to the letter.

    Marine snipers every 1000 yards on the southern border with a healthy bounty.

    • Sinnie Kemp

      – Hire professional for every classroom? Who will pay for it?
      – Arrest G. Soros, Moveon.org, BLM….etc… “that is not going to happen.”
      – Rescind all Obama’s EO? That will take years !!!!
      – Impeach Obama and his entire muslim brotherhood for treason? That is not going to happen either.
      And more…….

      All talk no action and off the subject.

      • robert sanders

        school district will pay for it.

        • Sinnie Kemp

          I don’t think School budget would allow hiring professional guards for every classroom. Most school don’t even have enough money to sustain normal expenses. Remember that this country is broke.

      • CharlieSeattle

        Fuk0ff e/GOP/RINO/Clinton Globalist Troll!

        • Sinnie Kemp

          You are mistaken! I am not with the Globalists these people are the traitors. I am for Trump in 2016!

          You can say that I am an idiot for supporting Trump but you can’t say I am RINO or Clinton supporter.

          Why I said everything that was suggested is not going to happen because of the RINO/NeoCon they are all in this together with the Globalist.

          I don’t know who you will vote for but I just want to point out what these people had done to Trump campaign. They lie, they twist and they spin just to discredit him no matter what he says or does.

          Just don’t jump to the conclusion if you don’t know a person and I am for sure you don’t know me otherwise you wouldn’t call me a RINO. I am with Trump all the way to the WH and whatever you do is your business.

    • robert sanders

      Hey, better than letting a murder suspect go in and kill someone.I think the teacher traning is outstanding.

  • Stephen Porcari

    It’s about time. We finally get some common sense in our schools!

  • Bosflyer

    Well Done Ohio. Other states should follow your lead. I have children and would feel much more comfortable knowing there was help close by. A good guy with a gun, properly trained is the answer.

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  • Walter Flatt

    EVERY CITIZEN HAS THE RIGHT GIVEN BY THE SECOND ADMENDMENT TO OWN AND CARRY A WEOPEN, NO ONE, MAYOR, CHEIF OF POLICE, SHERIFF, GOVERNER, ATTORNY GENERAL, SENATOR, REPRESENTATIVE, SUPREME COURT OR JUDGE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THAT, ONLY BY A BILL INDUCED FOR VOTE BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE, PASSED AND SENT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR HIS SIGNATURE CAN CHANGE. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE LAW. IT HAS NOT BEEN DONE YET.

    • Hawtry

      Passing a bill could not rescind the second amendment. Only another constitutional amendment could do that.

  • Sinnie Kemp

    I am glad to see Ohio is taking action to use the second Amendment to protect themselves against all threats.

    Whether we like it or not in reality the people are at war with the criminals and terrorists and government is not there on the spot when the incident happens; the local authorities are there most of the times after the fact.

    So if we can’t protect ourselves we will be at the mercy of the criminals or the terrorists.

    • Bosflyer

      Well said!

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