Ohio Sheriff Offers Free Gun Training To 50 Teachers; Forced To Cap At 300 After Huge Response

An Ohio sheriff who offered free firearms training to 50 teachers was forced to cap his offer at 300, after a flood of local school employees signed up in the wake of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. 

“We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said on “Fox & Friends.”

The Parkland, FL shooting has renewed a national debate on the Second Amendment. Sheriff Jones noted that only a few schools in Ohio allow the concealed carry of a firearm, and that the plan to arm teachers would only work if "the school boards have the guts to make it a reality." Jones suggested that school staffers should go through mandatory firearms training to help them identify the sounds of gunfire. 

“We have to do something here because we can’t wait for our government to do anything. All they do is fight, they get nothing done,” he said.

Four days ago during a White House "listening session" on school shootings, president Trump suggested arming teachers - a call he as repeated since. 

"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly, and the good thing about a suggestion like that -- and we're going to be looking at it very strongly, and I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it. I think a lot of people are going to like it. But the good thing is you're going to have a lot of [armed] people with that," said the President. 

“We can’t stop the school shootings, we can’t stop guns from being manufactured, but we've got to do something, we've got to make the schools more of a hardened target,” said Sheriff Jones - adding that the class was open to teachers, secretaries and maintenance workers.


verumcuibono Juggernaut x2 Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:58 Permalink

This is great. They'll just move the FF to another school. Unless you people start red-pilling everyone you know, this WILL NEVER END.

Society is being bullied and brainwashed by the MSM into ignoring the TRUTHS about these shootings. YOU MUST NOT ALLOW THIS.

We gotta get honest about why these shootings CONTINUE to happen (almost always by the same script) and it takes time and effort to do research. Too much laziness in leaping into a familiar argument and being distracted with MSM smoke and mirrors, rather than digging in and understanding this.

MANY patterns are readily obvious in nearly ALL of these shooting events:

  • failure in law enforcement/intelligence (who are consistently notified of problem individuals ahead of time) to prevent event
  • common weaponry - ARs
  • event coincides with on site drills run by authorities/law enforcement
  • mental health issues and kids on SSRIs and other psychotropic drugs
  • eye-witness reports of multiple shooters sharing repetitive contrary observations/testimony to "official" version
  • significantly varied descriptions of what the shooter was wearing/doing/problems with timeline
  • lack of visual documentation (CCTVs down, non-existent, disappears) - there is not a kid breathing in this country who doesn't have a cell phone w/ camera
  • few people show up at local hospitals
  • 911, 33, 666  numbers evident--as crazy as this sounds
  • the lone-gunman rhetoric
  • and ongoing resistance to gun control in DC
  • MSM censoring YouTube vids and Twitter conversations and other contrarian proof to the "official storytelling"
  • In the recent FL shooting case - in the first press conference following the event, the Sheriff basically threatened the press NOT to pursue any students for information...
  • Odd connections between "authority" figures involved in the siting of the event (Sheriff, police dept, school principal, etc.) and other strange events
  • and many other "details"

NONE OF THESE ARE COINCIDENCES! Nor are distractions in MSM's version of events w/ controlled propaganda.

What hangs people up when you mention false flags is that the MSM has brainwashed everyone into believing the false flag theory means "people weren't killed". That's entirely untrue - simply consider 9/11. Of course false flags can involve tragedy, injury, deaths. Even children, which is what makes it unconscionable. MSM wants you to immediately dismiss and be repulsed by anyone asking questions about the official narrative propaganda. Don't fall for it.

Children will stop being killed when America wakes the fuck up and starts asking the right questions, making the right demands. It's time.

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SoDamnMad Blythes Master Mon, 02/26/2018 - 02:26 Permalink

Correcto. The problem will be from the school board's attorney who will want to craft the regulations to prevent a lawsuit. That said,  will the armed school people get "Qualified Immunity" written in to the regs.  How much training and constant practice will the shooter have to document to be covered to protect against years of litigation by some parent of a kid accidentally hit by a bullet in the act of taking down a perp.  Better to have an accidental hit than to have the perp kill 17 innocent kids. (I wrote an earlier post about ligation and got bad mouthed. Screw the guy who wrote "Shut up cunt".)  I carried a weapon in my car which was parked off campus for 7 yrs in CA

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Theosebes Goodfellow BigPunny Mon, 02/26/2018 - 08:14 Permalink

~"No guns in schools, period. End of fucking story."~

Your post is ambiguous, Big. Are you advocating against armed teachers or in favor?

Gun-free zones kill people. It's that simple. Personally, I like it when everyone who wants to carry, does. In not knowing at any given moment who is actually armed makes for rather polite society. It's called "being safe in your person and property".

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STP SoDamnMad Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:48 Permalink

You're absolutely right on just about everything, except the math.  My wife's granddaughter (8 yo), brought her math homework home and wanted help on it.  It dealt with simple multiplication.  7x8, etc.  Easy?  No.  The examples had the student breaking down the 7 and the 8 into nearly algebraic formulas, that made no friggin' sense whatsoever.  It was totally designed to make the problem obtuse, obscure and complex, beyond belief.

WTF happened to simple flash cards and memorization, of at least the first common sense set of numbers (1-12), like back in the day?

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BigPunny pissonmefico Mon, 02/26/2018 - 07:58 Permalink

So many teachers these days refuse  to take responsibility for their own failures. They just chalk it up as "oh those parents just suck" or "those parents just aren't reading to them 12 hours a day," or "those parents aren't spending 8 hours after their 12 hour shift at work helping with homework."

It's absolutely true that there are some shitty parents out there. . . no doubt about it. But these teachers have become lazy because their bosses and their boss's bosses are all telling those shitty teachers "it's okay that your students aren't learning, because it's not YOUR fault...you're a GREAT teacher. . . it's all these terrible parents out there that are to blame, not you."

So then they get lazy and complacent, thus becoming shittier as teachers. 

Teachers who really and truly care about their craft don't sit around bitching about how bad the parents are: they sit around formulating ways to break through to those students who are struggling because they have shitty parents. 

To teachers: do your fucking job -- the job I pay you to do -- or go find another fucking job and let someone who cares about educating children no matter the circumstance take your spot. 

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BigPunny IridiumRebel Mon, 02/26/2018 - 07:52 Permalink

There it is. . . blame it on the music. LOL

Let me tell you somethin', sir. I've met those crap teachers and I've met those great teachers, both as a student and as a parent. I can tell you with certainty that those good teachers get through to ALL of their students, while the crap teachers have attitudes just like the one you're showing right here: not my fault my kids aren't learning -- it's the parents' fault. 

Sorry Charlie: if your students aren't learning, it's YOUR fault, not the parents' fault. If the child is a shithead piece of crap, that's on the parent. If the child is depressed all the time, it's the parents' fault. But good teachers can break that barrier and teach them all, giving them all hope. 

Sucks that you aren't one of those teachers, but I bet if you try harder, you'll get better. First step you need to take is to drop that bullshit attitude that your failures aren't your failures, but instead are everyone else's failures. Stop blaming others for your shitty teaching and shitty attitude. 

There - you've been educated. 

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Wahooo IridiumRebel Mon, 02/26/2018 - 07:57 Permalink

I feel for you, as I have friends who teach (and they can “do”, too!).

But here’s a question: haven’t you seen an erosion of discipline within the classroom and a growing lack of willingness among teachers to enforce rules and order? As an example, as soon as kids get into middle school and certainly high school, teachers look the other way when kids are on their cellphones or napping or being disruptive, or they allow late assignments or test makeovers. None of these are things tolerated in college, tech schools or on the job and yet they are SOP in classrooms. There’s a weird teacher mindset that says “these kids are old enough to make their own decisions so let them live with the consequences. That’s a copout and it ignores that high school aged kids really AREN’T old enough to make well-informed and considered decisions.

So what happens? The teachers do no one a service by passing kids who think they’ll be able to slack off in college or get second chances or be inattentive on the job with customers. Teachers need to set the rules of their classrooms and very importantly enforce those rules consistently. That’s how we learn.

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BigPunny Wahooo Mon, 02/26/2018 - 08:06 Permalink

Sorry but the opposite has happened. The schools are now treating children like cattle. Want to see the problem with our school system? Go to the fucking breakfast line or lunch line at an elementary school and observe the disgustingly inhumane way the children are being treated. 

These children become so upset by their school that they fucking HATE it. Those children aren't allowed to be themselves in any way, shape, or form. It's either "you do and act like EVERYONE ELSE and make the teachers' lives easier, or we will recommend that the student get put on psychotropic medication." And that medication is for the TEACHER, not the student. That medication is designed to force group, zombie mentality. 

Children these days are being asked to kill off their individualism for the sake of convenience of reciting curriculum by the teacher. Literally that's what's going on these days. 

Children who grow up in that kind of environment eventually freak the fuck out because they NEED to be individuals, but no one will let them. On the outside of school, everyone says "be yourself, be who you are, etc" but when they walk into those doors, they're forced to be something they aren't. 

Over time, that wears on the psychology of these kids and results in an explosion of frustration. Mostly stemming from those kids who are able to "be just like everyone else," while bullying the shit out of the kids who need to be freed from their shackles. 

So forgive the diatribe here, but the very opposite of what you said is actually happening. 

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herkomilchen BigPunny Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:00 Permalink

True, you hit at the underlying root causes that push troubled, borderline kids over the line to actually go postal.  Heck, even healthy kids able to cope with the abusive environment still fantasize about going postal, the same way healthy adults do waiting in line at the DMV being treated like cattle.

Solution is end state-run schools.  Then a diverse panoply of private schools would arise to cater to the unique needs of each kid.  The schools most adept at helping them happily grow as individuals would rise to the top.  Toxic school environments like the current one would be gone, out of business.

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ChaoKrungThep IH8OBAMA Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:07 Permalink

Three armed & trained Florida cops on-site didn't stop the Parkland massacre. They hid, quite rightly, from a kid using a semi-auto rifle, when they had only pistols. What will a harassed, frightened school teacher do when a kid arrives with a rifle? Probably kill a few students before she/he even sees the gunman. Not a solution.

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