Inside a Training for Armed Teachers

In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control laws, while others are calling for more guns on campus. So for the next week, we bring you a three-part-series from our archives that delves into what having more guns on school campuses looks like.


ARMED PART 2: The Good Guys – In this episode, we take you inside a training that transforms school teachers into armed educators. Producer Jen Kinney follows Angie, an Ohio elementary school teacher with almost no firearm experience, as she learns to use a gun and roleplays shootings in a real school. If she passes, Angie will be able to carry a gun in her classroom.


Reported and produced by Jen Kinney. 


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