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Cori Sorensen, a fourth-grade teacher from Highland Elementary School in Highland, Utah, receives firearms training with a .357 magnum Thursday from personal defense instructor Jim McCarthy during concealed weapons training for 200 Utah teachers in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council offered six hours of training in handling concealed weapons in the latest effort to arm teachers to confront school assailants.

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