These educators understand two very important facts:

1) They are their own first responders.

2) First responders need to always be prepared to respond. 

via CBS Evening News

A group that keeps track of school shootings in the U.S. said there were 240 incidents since 2013 -- about one a week -- including one last week at a high school near Spokane, Washington.

Some teachers believe the answer is to arm themselves, while others strongly disagree.

Eight states allow kindergarten through 12th-grade school staff who have a concealed carry license to be armed. But of the 40 states prohibiting firearms in schools, many have a loophole that can allow it.

More than 1,000 educators from 12 states have taken a three-day firearms course in rural Ohio called FASTER Saves Lives.

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