Armed Utah Teachers Practice Responding to School Shootings

Active shooter training for educators is becoming more common nationwide, and Utah is one of several states that generally allow permit holders to carry guns in public schools.

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This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Nancy Miramontes had 30 seconds to find the gunman. The Utah school psychologist weaved through a maze of dusty halls before spotting him in the corner of a classroom, holding a gun to a student’s head. She took a deep breath and fired three shots, the first time she’s ever used a gun. One bullet pierced the shooter’s forehead. “Nice work,” a police officer told her as they exchanged high-fives…

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