Tactical Choices is already training teachers to carry a concealed weapon, but now owner, Steve Wolf, is taking it one step further by offering teachers a lesson that he says could save their lives and the lives of their students. Wolf is building a mock classroom, where he plans to train teachers for active shooter situations.
Right now the classroom has a dirt floor, chairs and a chalkboard, but soon it will have walls and a concrete floor.
"They say you should practice how you play. So we've created a realistic mockup of a normal Texas public school classroom," said Wolf.
Wolf teaches tactical firearms training; soon Wolf is going to offer a more tactical approach to help teachers to defend their classrooms.
"By having a tactical classroom, teachers can get practice in an environment that is going to resemble the environment in which they might need to use this skill," said Wolf.
Soon, state funding could pay for teachers to receive similar training.
Wolf says teachers are signing up in record numbers for the class.
"The Newtown shooting spurred an incredible amount of interest for us," he said.
Wolf says he is offering the class called 'Tactical Teachers 101' free of charge to teachers.
He expects construction to be complete in about two weeks.