ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -

Guns have been a hot topic for a few months and have been included in talks about school safety, as well.

One proposal being considered in several states is arming teachers.

Some North Carolina educators got their chance to learn more about firearms in Rowan County.

The local wildlife association offered free classes in gun instructions, in case lawmakers approve a bill to let teachers carry guns.

We've learned about 30 teachers and administrators took the class.

The course is the first step in getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Another class will be held on March 9.

Schools across the US have been looking at security after the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which left 26 people dead.