More Than 1,000 Apply For Armed Teacher Training


UPDATED: Wednesday January 9, 2013 5:22 PM

The Buckeye Firearms Foundation said that more than 1,000 people have applied for its armed teacher training program.

The foundation announced the program on Dec. 20. The plan was to train 24 teachers to show that teachers can be an effective deterrent to mass murder in schools, according to a release from the organization on Wednesday.

Officials said that while the goal for the training has remained the same, the scope has changed.

The organization said that 60 percent of the applicants are men, and more than 70 percent of applicants are teachers. About 85 percent of applicants work in public schools, and 50 work in high schools.

For the first training, the organization plans to select a wide variety of educators, including teachers, administrators and other staff members.

Those wishing to apply for the training can do so by clicking here.

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