On Saturday, a record number of metro children took part in a handgun safety class put on by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. During the first week of enrollment, more than 50 grade school signed up to be a part of the class.
Carol Gometz had her three children attend the class. "I've heard stories, really sad stories when little kids get a hold of guns and then there's bad accidents and we don't want that to happen to our kids, or our family or anybody's," said Gometz.
Sgt. Tyson Kilbey said with the training session's growing popularity, other agencies have looked to the metro for guidance.
"We have had agencies from close by and I've even had people email me from places I've never even heard of asking 'hey, I've heard about this. I want to do something like this. Can we talk to you?'" said Kilbey.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office also held a bully prevention class where kids learned how to recognize bullying and take steps to avoid these situations.