By Branden Ferguson, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
Perry High School -
Saturday marked the 14-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, that claimed the lives of 12 students and one teacher. This weekend, half a dozen Allen County teachers gathered at Perry High School for the first-ever armed teachers and school staff training program.
Instructor Steve Farmer spent 16 hours in the classroom and on the range, teaching teachers and staff how to be prepared. Shooting more than 200 rounds, hitting the target with 100 percent accuracy, teachers and staff in the class learned how to be better marksmen with a gun, while learning profiling in the classroom and tactics in the hallway.
The course was paid for with the donations of local businesses, and resulted in five of the six teachers and staff receiving certification, as the sixth individual failed to shoot with 100% accuracy (96%).