Texas Lt. Gov.: Fund Weapons Training For Teachers

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to fund firearms training for teachers and administrators.

Dewhurst, a Republican, said school districts would nominate who they wanted to carry weapons on campus. The training would be more extensive than what is currently required for a Texas concealed handgun license and include how to react technically and emotionally in an active shooter situation.

“God forbid we should have an active shooter crisis in our schools,” Dewhurst said. “Eight hours of instruction and two hours on the range is not sufficient.”

…Dewhurst offered no other details of his plan on Friday any specifics of what the training should include. The amount of state funding needed would depend on the number of school districts that participate and how many people want the training. School districts would not be required to participate.

About Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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