An Iowa county is planning on offering its middle school students hands-on lessons in how to use firearms after a 15-year-old boy died in an accidental shooting.
Two middle schools in Butler County, Iowa will receive week-long classes that will train students on a variety of survival skills, including gun safety beginning in the Spring.
District superintendent Joel Foster, who implemented the plans, believes he is doing the 'right thing for the community' by introducing the controversial tutorials.
The announcement of the classes comes after a 15-year-old high school student, Kain Allen Schild, died last May from wounds sustained in an accidental shooting while out fishing with friends.
'Our job and what we do best is education and educating our kids is a lot better than having them learn about these things on the street,' Foster told Fox News.
'With the number of weapons in our area and the access to them in the homes, I think it's important that we do these things,' Foster said.