OLATHE, Kan. -- With the number of shootings happening across the country, local police are teaching metro kids about the importance of gun safety.
On Saturday, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office hosted a Kids Handgun Safety Seminar.
Sarah Vore enrolled her five children in the class and said it makes her feel safer as a parent.
"I feel like when I am not with my kids, they have resources already in their heads. They have voices in there from me and from these experts telling them the right choices to make," said Vore.
This year nearly 300 area children have been trained in gun safety, learning what to do if you see a gun.
In addition to the handgun safety class, families also learned about bully prevention and women's self-defense and awareness.