Tactical trainer offers free courses to Piggott teachers

PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) - Tim Holland, owner of Arkansas Tactical Options, is offering training to help teachers be prepared for active shooter situations.

After recent school threats, administrators at the Piggott School District reached out to Arkansas Tactical Options.

The group said they were interested in training for things like how to disarm an individual with a weapon and defensive tactics.

Holland says he felt offering the courses free of charge to the Piggott School District was the right thing to do.

"We just feel like it's sort of our community obligation or our duty as citizens to help our schools," he said.  "So, what it 100 or 150 hours of training-if I donate a few hundred hours to help our teachers and help our kids."

Teachers who take part in the training will be taught hand to hand combat.

Courses will also include lessons on how to detain a dangerous person.

Holland says some teachers have already expressed interest in pursuing the free training.

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