CMS teachers attend "Guns in School" seminar

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CHARLOTTE —

On Saturday, teachers in Mecklenburg County had the chance to learn what to do if a gunman ever comes into their school.

Deputies say “Guns in School” educational seminar was so popular in October they decided to hold another session.

Educators learned how they should react if they are ever confronted by a gunman. Deputies say it is important to have this information because teachers are usually the first to respond.

“It’s usually not the resource officer, it’s not the SWAT team, police or fire that are first responders. More than likely it’s going to be a classroom teacher, an administrator that is confronted by the threat,” said detention officer Rex Cockerhm.

Last week, a Charlotte father was taken into custody after police say he brought a gun onto a school bus full of middle school students.