GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — As the national debate about arming teachers continues following the mass shooting of 17 people at a high school in Florida, a local sheriff’s office is providing training for teachers.
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s office held a seminar for teachers about that very issue.
So far, no school district in Georgia has decided to let armed teachers in the classroom, but some are discussing the issue.
Sheriff Butch Conway told Channel 2's Wendy Halloran that he wanted to look ahead and educate the educators about firearms in the event Georgia decides to arm teachers against school shooters.
"It’s a different time than what it was when I started teaching 30 years ago," teacher Kimberly Smith said.
With the surge in deadly school shootings, teachers from all over came to learn from the Sheriff’s Office during its “Responsible Carry for Educators” seminar on Saturday.
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