(KCEN) -- It's been two weeks since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
And because of that Central Texas teachers have decided to take their students' safety into their own hands.
All by taking a hand gun and self defense course.
Close to 20 teachers spent about eight hours learning what to do if an intruder comes in their classroom.
Which included defending themselves without a gun.
Dialing 9-1-1 may be the first thing many people do in case of a shooting. But these teachers are proactive.
Learning everything from how to disarm a shooter, to the laws surrounding gun control.
Texas Weapon Instructor Adam Fitzer says, "If you allow the good people to carry in our schools, they are going to stop the bad people from hurting our children."
Adam Fitzer was behind the free eight hour course.
And like most, he believes that when you drop you kids off at school your child's safety shouldn't be a worry at all.
"We're gonna give them enough to where they gonna have some tools they can use that can save a lot of lives," Fitzer says.
Amanda Pharris says, "I mean I would have never thought I would need to know how to disarm someone teaching kindergarten."
As a kindergarten teacher, Pharris is constantly learning.
Although the course involves a lot of hypothetical situations she feels more confident when it comes to keeping her class and herself safe.
"If they got into the classroom, the only thing that will protect you that far is if you can fire back," she says.
Adam hopes that teaching confidence under pressure in simulations will save lives.
"I want to give them that full minute of fear I want them to feel and see what it's like to have someone come in, start shooting and feel that panic."
After today's class all of the teachers are eligible to get their concealed hand gun license.