1. Aftermath

    Utah Teachers Get Free Gun Training

    Clark Aposhian, President of Utah Shooting Sport Council, demonstrates with a plastic gun during concealed-weapons training for 200 Utah teachers Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council offered six hours of training in handling concealed weapons in the latest effort to arm teachers to confront school assailants. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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    Nearly 200 Utah teachers attended a free training session on Thursday on how to properly handle firearms. The Utah Shooting Sports Council organized the event in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., earlier this month. The council said it usually attracts about 16 teachers to its training programs each year, but this special class attracted hundreds and had to be capped at 200. Utah is one of a few states that allows people to carry concealed weapons on school property. One teacher said, “I feel like I would take a bullet for any student in the school,” but added, “If we should ever face a shooter like the one in Connecticut, I’m fully prepared to respond with my firearm.”

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