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Sheriff's Department Holds Conceal Carry Certification Course

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Senator Manchin's visit to Robert C. Byrd High School on Wednesday was a topic of discussion Wednesday in Clarksburg where the Harrison County Sheriff's Department held a conceal carry certification course.

More than 60 people came to the Harrison County 4H Recreation Complex to began the two-part certification process of obtaining their West Virginia conceal carry permits.

Firearms instructors covered a variety of topics, ranging from gun safety to holster requirements.

Even school teachers were in attendance, who said they've learned a lot after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

"It makes it really hard to go to work some days. You just don't know what's going to happen, and if I can take the opportunity, to protect my kids, that's what I'm gonna do. My kids are my first priority, regardless of what I have to do to protect them," said Janet Pratt, a teacher in Harrison County.

After passing a written test, participants will then complete mandated range time, where they'll each fire 50-100 rounds.

The sheriff's department said it plans to hold another course in February.

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