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School Safety Certification / Active Shooter Response

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Golden Triangle Gun Club

7546 Erie Street

Beaumont, TX 77705

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The purpose of this course is to train armed citizens in the fundamentals of active shooter response. The course was developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety in accordance with Texas Government Code §411.1901 to teach employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school about responsibilities related to school safety. The course content is applicable to anyone defending any facility (church, office, school or home) against an active shooter threat. This course is designed for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours and a maximum of twenty (20) hours of classroom instruction, written examinations, practical exercises and a proficiency demonstration. The class is limited to a maximum of 12 students in accordance with TxDPS regulations.

The range portion of this course goes beyond the License-To-Carry minimum standards, teaching presentation from concealment, shooting from cover and other skills. To meet state standards, students must also pass the Texas License to Carry shooting test with a score of 90% or higher (225 points) and complete a 120 round Shooting Under Duress shooting exercise developed by DPS for this course. Students in this course will also fire the shooting test from the NRA Defensive Pistol class, and the annual qualification course of fire used by a major Texas city's police department.

Additional Information: In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1857, entitled "The Texas School Safety Training Act." This bill established a process by which license to carry (LTC) instructors can provide a state certified training program for school districts and school employees who wish to have employees with LTCs carry handguns on campus.

In 2017, DPS began offering an instructor certification course to a limited number of License-To-Carry instructors. In rural Texas counties, law enforcement response times can be as much as 30 minutes or longer. And that's for the first law enforcement officer to arrive on the scene. For schools in remote parts of the state, the teachers, administrators, and students are the first responders for their school. They will have to fend for themselves, providing their own security and first aid until help arrives.

It's also important to note that a teacher is not allowed to carry on campus even after completing this training. Each school district can decide what level of training, if any, it wishes to impose on employees it permits to carry guns on campus. A school district could allow any LTC holder to carry...or it could allow no LTC holder to carry on the premises of its schools. This course is simply a training course that school districts may utilize as a way to qualify and prepare school employees to carry on campus.

A school employee wishing to get this certification must do more than sit through two days of classes. For example, they must:

- already possess a Texas LTC
- demonstrate proficiency with their handgun with a passing score of 90 percent (compared to the passing score of 70 percent to get your LTC)
- pass two written examinations with a score of 90 percent (compared to the passing score of 70 percent on one written examination to get your LTC)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn a Completion of School Safety Training certificate. The instructor will submit the information to the TxDPS that will become a part of the student's LTC records.

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Beaumont, TX 77705

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