th her sights set, teacher Kim Raney in North Texas is preparing for the worst case scenario.>> It's scary sometimes. We do our best to have security at our schools, but you never know what's going to happen.>> I want you guys to still use the handle.
>> She was one of 16 teachers at the Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas on Saturday, where owner Tim Bulot was giving back to his community with his 30 years experience in law enforcement.>> This is the first time that I've done anything like this. Normally it's police officers, SWAT teams, and then overseas contractors is what we train here.
The steps for this are to be tap, rack, and ready.>> The former Irving police officer was offering teachers and faculty members a free full day of gun training. He says it's needed now more than ever.>> I wanted to bring teachers and law enforcement together, kind of bring them into our world, because now we're not the first one there on these active shooters, they are.
>> If our district ever went to where the teachers carry, then I feel like I'd be prepared to do that.>> The class comes as lawmakers across the country weigh arming school staff in an effort to boost school safety following last month's deadly high school shooting in Florida.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has already signed into law a bill that allows school staff to be specially trained and deputized to carry guns on the job. Teacher Jeremy Parker says he came to train in honor of his niece who was killed at the Sandy Hook shooting.>> Every day I think, what if?
But I try to keep her spirit alive by living to what she would want me to be.>> He's a teacher and coach in Tarrant County, but hopes he won't ever need the training>> I probably won't carry in the classroom if the district ever allows it, but it's just one of those things to prepare myself, to better train myself on understanding how to use a firearm.