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Colorado school shooting training classes see increase in registration

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 10:11:11-05

DENVER - A gun skills course that teaches school staff with concealed carry permits how to respond to an active shooter situation has seen an increase in registration since its first class last year.

Denver7 covered the first FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) class in Weld County last June. 17 people signed up for that class, which was paid for by gun rights group Coloradans for Civil Liberties.

KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs reports that 48 people have already registered for two upcoming classes scheduled to take place in Adams County in June.

"We don't know yet exactly how many districts will be represented this year," organizer Laura Carno told KRDO.  "But we'll have vastly more. It's hard to say how many other school personnel who haven't gotten FASTER training have gotten training on their own. There are other organizations that offer training, but we offer it specifically for school employees in the school environment."

The FASTER class covers not only shooting skills but also emergency medical skills like stopping bleeding before paramedics arrive.

For more information on the classes, log on to cocivilliberties.org/faster.