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Teacher's 'inundate' free firearms training in North Carolina

Teacher’s throughout the country are learning methods of self defense. Photo via Rainer Topf.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, many teacher’s are showing an interest in firearms and self defense.

On Wednesday, ABC reported that there’s a waiting list for a free class offered by Triangle Krav Maga, a self defense training facility located  in its multiple areas throughout North Carolina. The company’s website posted the following message, offering their class for free to area educators:

Our deepest condolences go out to those who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook school shooting. To better prepare our educators and protect our children, TKM is offering FREE concealed handgun courses (a $120 value) for NC teachers working in the RTP area (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill). Due to overwhelming demand, this offer will only be available until January 7th, 2013. (Firearm rentals and re-shooting fees are not included. To RSVP, we only ask that teachers pay the $10 processing fee.)

Krav Maga is an Israeli style defense system taught to special forces worldwide. The company’s site says the self defense system was designed to counter multiple attackers with the ability to end a fight quickly.

Molotov Mitchell, one of the organizations senior instructors told ABC News, “Ever since we posted that we’re offering free classes for teachers- we’ve been absolutely crushed, inundated. Teachers want to learn about firearms.”

Other states such as Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Utah have or are in the process of considering conceal and carry laws for educators. Although teacher’s carrying a concealed weapons on school grounds is controversial, many teachers in all four states are showing an interest in learning how to shoot guns and defend themselves against attackers.