By Tom Knighton
I’ve believed for some time that one of the best ways we can minimize accidental shootings is to educate our children about firearms and firearm safety. I also think that some of this education may also do wonders to reduce violence later down the line as kids become exposed to what firearms can do, what they can’t do, and so on.
Right now, that’s not likely to happen.
However, two Iowa middle schools are going to do the next best thing. They’re going to require students to take a hunter safety course as part of their physical education curriculum.
Students from the Clarksville and North Butler school districts will learn how to safely handle a gun during a physical education course focusing on hunter safety.
But Joel Foster, the superintendent for both districts, said he hoped the course will prepare students to react in the event of an active shooter situation.
“We’ve done everything to make (students and district employees) as safe as possible at school with cameras … locks,” he said. “We would like them to be able to deal with a situation that comes up.”
During the course, students will use inoperable guns with replica ammunition.
They will learn how to load …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms