n Sunday afternoon, Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced that he will be offering an opportunity for educators to learn how to defend themselves and potentially protect the lives of their students.
Sheriff Jones tweeted that he will offer free concealed carry classes to teachers in Butler County, OH. Jones emphasized that there will be a limited number.
I am going to offer free concealed and Carry class free 2 teachers in butler county. Limited number. Details coming soon on line. Also training on school shootings.
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) February 18, 2018
On Thursday, he shared a Facebook video, saying, “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.” He also called for “armed guards in the schools, we need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away, but we need to be prepared and not have our heads in the sand.”
The time to act is NOW!
Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Jones also was adamant that copycats could use the same technique of pulling the fire alarm in order to get students into the hallways. Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who killed 17 innocent Americans on Valentine’s Day last week used this technique. He then was able to leave the school by dropping his weapons and running with the fleeing students.
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