Nine states have passed laws allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom. The teachers go through hours of training before they are certified to do so. While some don’t like the idea, it’s a concept many support. “If it’s for safety purposes I wouldn’t really mind them having them in the classroom as long as they’re not openly out where everybody can see it and everything, like if they had it put away,” said Ashley Mullenax, from Terra Alta. “I think that if they’re competent and well trained, and know how to handle guns, I think it’s a great safety feature and it will make people think twice before they try to come in and create any kind of havoc with young children,” said John Cobb, from Ireland.