Gun Debate Tradeshow

Some teachers in Austin, Texas are heading back to class... for weapons training.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso has the story in our new month-long series "Guns In America":

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It's a sign of the times. A record number of teachers in Austin, Texas signing up for tactical firearms training.

(Wolf ) "The Newtown shooting has spurred an incredible amount of interest in this."

Steve Wolf, showing teachers how to defend themselves and to protect students in...

(Wolf) "A realistic mock up of the size of a normal Texas public school classroom."

That resembles the environment in which teachers might need to use the skill.

(Wolf) "The teacher let's anything happen to themselves, the kids are completely at the mercy of, of a bad guy."

Soon state funding could pay for teachers in Texas to receive similar tactical firearms training. 

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.