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More Las Vegas teachers wanting permits for concealed weapons

Posted at 8:03 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 11:31:13-04

More and more teachers are taking matters into their own hands after recent school shootings across the country. One local firearms instructor says she has seen an increase in teachers wanting their concealed carry weapons permit.  

Nevada state law says in most cases, you can't bring a gun on a school campus. Firearms instructor Maree Davidson says that hasn't stopped some teachers from coming to her.  

"It's quite a concern that classroom teachers have," says Davidson.  

She says since the shooting in Parkland, and most recently in Santa Fe, she has seen an increase in teachers wanting to get a permit.

A recent revision to the state law says a person could be granted permission to bring a firearm on a school campus if they're properly trained.  

Davdison says getting that permission is rare, so she also trains her teachers with other ways to stay safe in a classroom without using weapons.   

"There's a lot of simple things that can be done without using a firearm," says Davidson. "Like locks on the backs of doors, and wedges under doors, that sort of thing."