"See, we made it possible for some teachers to be armed(but we made it so difficult and expensive that almost none will do it)!"
And it gives asshats like USA Today a chance to whine "Is this enough training?"
I'm going to borrow from Mr. Correia on Bookface:
132 hours of training? Are you friggin’ kidding me?
departments don’t require 132 hours of dedicated firearms instruction.
It has been a while but I think most POST programs are half that, and
include lots of things that no teachers will ever be expected to do. It
isn’t their job to follow the use of force pyramid while trying to put
handcuffs on a belligerent meth head.
And once they are cops, the number of continual training hours after that will vary wildly by department,
but they will be lucky to get 132 total hours of gun training over
several years. Some departments, unless they are on the SWAT team they
won’t get 132 hours in their career.
Just like the Federal Flight Deck program to arm pilots, they are just
trying to bury a program in logistics and costs so that nobody can take
advantage of it.