(KCEN) -- Since the Newtown shooting, many people have considered weapons training or self defense courses.
But one local man is taking it upon himself to help teachers and daycare workers learn how to protect themselves.
Not only is he teaching them at the Hicksville Gun Range in Gatesville, but he's doing it for free.
Since many districts don't allow guns on campus, the participants will learn how to take a gun like this one away from an attacker.
They will also learn how to shoot, load and clear a gun.
And when it comes to the hand-to-hand combat, they're not encouraging these teachers to try to run up to an attacker and tackle that person.
They will teach them the proper way to approach someone with a gun.
Adam Fitzer is former military and is leading the class.
He says he's doing all this to keep children, including his own, out of harms way.
He said, "People need to learn how to defend themselves, especially in our schools. I have three kids in the school district here. I want someone there that will be able to defend them if something happens."
Gun Enthusiast Sandra Mallon said, "I do think it's good, because that's how our law enforcement train, that's how our military train, and I think that if you can put yourself in a real life scenario, people learn on so many levels."
The class will be held on Saturday the 29 and there are already about 30 people enrolled, so they're even thinking about making a second class happen.
Anyone interested in the course can go to http://texasweaponinstructors.com/ or find the group on Facebook under Texas Weapon Instructors.
Another man at the Texas Star Shooting Range in Kempner is also offering free training for a concealed handgun license and conflict resolution to school teachers and administrators.
He has different dates scheduled for the classes than the Texas Weapon Instructors classes.
Anyone interested in the class can go to http://www.texasstarshootingrange.com/home.