How to avoid a tragedy in a new way: Triangle shooting academy
The Triangle Shooting Academy is the latest in a growing series of schools offering classes in firearm safety.
The academy opened in July of 2017.
“I was shocked,” said one of the students, who was not authorized to speak publicly.
“The only thing I can tell you is that they do have guns.
They’ve been there for years.”
The students said they would have preferred to have a different teacher or had a mentor teach them, but the academy is one of many in the U.S. offering the classes, which are free for children and are available in a variety of settings.
The new school is located in Orlando and is among several that have opened recently across the country.
The Academy says its mission is to provide firearm safety classes for the community, not just to students but also to parents and educators.
The schools have had a rocky start.
Last month, the school announced that one of its teachers, an Orlando native, was fired after a video surfaced of him allegedly telling students to bring loaded weapons to class.
In the video, he said students could bring their weapons to the school if they were not allowed.
The school says it did not follow proper procedures for disciplining the teacher.
A video of the incident was posted to YouTube and quickly went viral.
The video sparked a number of questions about whether the academy should have fired the teacher and how it handled the situation.
In response, the Academy issued a statement saying it was investigating the video.
“We are committed to a zero tolerance approach to all student discipline and we are working with the Orlando Police Department to ensure that any and all discipline is appropriately implemented and appropriately enforced,” the statement said.
The district said in a statement it “will not tolerate the practice of any of our schools including the Triangle Shooting Academies that fail to adhere to the proper protocols for handling students with firearms and that fail the standards of safety we expect from our schools.”
A spokesperson for the Orlando City Schools said that when the school has had problems with student safety issues, it has been in contact with the school district and the district’s superintendent and other officials.
“We do not condone such conduct and we will not tolerate it in our schools,” the spokesperson said.