Utah is one of the 'few states' that allow anyone with a concealed weapon permit to carry a weapon in their public schools. the other states with such laws are Oregon, New Hampshire, and Hawaii. according to the story, gun-rights activists estimate that perhaps 1%, or 240 of Utah's public school teachers already have their CWP.
FOX News today (12/27/2012) carried a story of how 200 more Utah teachers are taking a free six-hour class to qualify for such a permit. the Utah Shooting Sports Council waived their usual $50 fee for this class.
perhaps someone with more computer skills than i have can actually post a link to this story.
as i said in an earlier thread, if LaPierre's recent speech makes more undecided people just think about and consider having/allowing more armed citizens in schools, then it will be a "Good First Step", as the anti-gun people are so fond of saying. except in this case, it would be a first step that might actually DO some good.