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Gadsden County begins firearm training for school guardians

Posted: 6:37 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 18:37:04-04
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GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — Gadsden County schools trained volunteers on how to properly shoot a gun, it's all apart of the highly controversial Guardianship Program.

The three-week intensive program is training 12 candidates on a new state-mandate to place an armed officer or guardian on every Gadsden County School District campus.

The purpose is for them to be able to stop or suppress the threat of an active shooter.

Participants in the program say they're excited to be able to provide security for all Gadsden County Schools and students.

"Safety for our kids is number one. If they don't feel safe then learning can't take place. I would put my life on the line for kids but at the same time I understand I have a wife and kids who want me to get home safe," said Elijah Key, Gadsden Guardian training participant.

All schools in the county will have at least one person carrying a firearm.