17-year-old who scared intruder triggers discussion of firearm t - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

17-year-old who scared intruder triggers discussion of firearm training

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A local 17-year-old girl is getting praise for scaring away a home intruder using her father’s gun. In an exclusive interview with KHQ on Monday, the teen says she was trained by her father. So how do you bring those lessons home?

Kaery Dudenhofer owns Kaery Concealed and heads the Spokane chapter of Well-Armed Woman. She trains families and women on how to use firearms safely and effectively.

“There’s a lot that parents can do to teach their kids about firearm safety and firearms,” she says.

The first thing you want to do is establish safety rules. Then, make sure your family has a protocol anytime you bring firearms out. For Kaery, it’s making sure the gun is unloaded, and doing so safely. She also says it’s important to go over what you teach your kids as regularly as possible.

As for the rest, Kaery recommends smaller classes or one-on-one training. She says you can either go to classes together as a family or go by yourself as parents and then teach your kids later.

There are some free safety classes offered by a variety of businesses in the Spokane area that you can sign up for. You will have to check the calendars:

Kaery Concealed: https://www.kaeryconcealed.com/copy-of-safety-selection-self-defen

Cabela’s: http://www.cabelas.com/stores/Idaho/Post_Falls/025.jsp

Sportsman’s Warehouse: https://storelocator.sportsmanswarehouse.com/event/?taskID=detail&siteZipCode=&siteNo=237

Spokane Rifle Club: http://www.spokanerifleclub.com/

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane family's service dog finds bag of mysterious substance in yard

    Spokane family's service dog finds bag of mysterious substance in yard

    Sunday, October 22 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-10-23 00:48:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family has a message for the community: “Check your yards.” That’s because on Saturday morning, they discovered something pretty disturbing in their backyard. This happened near Chief Garry Park.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane family has a message for the community: “Check your yards.” That’s because on Saturday morning, they discovered something pretty disturbing in their backyard. This happened near Chief Garry Park.

    >>
  • University of Montana football player arrested for allegedly beating WSU student

    University of Montana football player arrested for allegedly beating WSU student

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:09:58 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - A University of Montana football player was arrested for allegedly beating a Washington State University student in Pullman on Saturday morning Pullman police responded to a fight shortly after midnight on Saturday on Stadium Way. Officers found a 23-year-old man unresponsive and suffering from head injuries. Witnesses told police the man had been beaten by a group of men.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - A University of Montana football player was arrested for allegedly beating a Washington State University student in Pullman on Saturday morning Pullman police responded to a fight shortly after midnight on Saturday on Stadium Way. Officers found a 23-year-old man unresponsive and suffering from head injuries. Witnesses told police the man had been beaten by a group of men.

    >>
  • Pennsylvania students miss school after teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun'

    Pennsylvania students miss school after teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun'

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:17:15 GMT

    BRENTWOOD, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh school district says a teacher's Facebook post about "buying a gun" caused parents to keep about 60 students home from school or pick them up early from an elementary school Friday. KDKA reports students at Moore Elementary in the Brentwood School District were also kept inside and borough police were notified. 

    >>

    BRENTWOOD, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh school district says a teacher's Facebook post about "buying a gun" caused parents to keep about 60 students home from school or pick them up early from an elementary school Friday. KDKA reports students at Moore Elementary in the Brentwood School District were also kept inside and borough police were notified. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Stephen Hawking's Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

    Stephen Hawking's Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:43 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:43:14 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, "Properties of Expanding Universes" explores ideas about the origins of the universe that have resonated through the scientist's career.

    >>

    LONDON (AP) - Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, "Properties of Expanding Universes" explores ideas about the origins of the universe that have resonated through the scientist's career.

    >>
  • Australian kayaker tells of being tossed into air by shark

    Australian kayaker tells of being tossed into air by shark

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:35 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:35:29 GMT

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - A 15-year-year-old girl has told how she survived being tossed from a kayak by a great white shark off the Australian coast. The 4.5-meter (15-foot) shark struck Sarah Williams' kayak from beneath on Sunday off the coast near Normanville in South Australia state. She told Nine Network television on Monday the attack was "everything you picture in the 'Jaws' movie."

    >>

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - A 15-year-year-old girl has told how she survived being tossed from a kayak by a great white shark off the Australian coast. The 4.5-meter (15-foot) shark struck Sarah Williams' kayak from beneath on Sunday off the coast near Normanville in South Australia state. She told Nine Network television on Monday the attack was "everything you picture in the 'Jaws' movie."

    >>
  • Property owner considers fighting vandalism with art

    Property owner considers fighting vandalism with art

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:59 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:59:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One property owner is at his wit’s end as his building is vandalized again. Don Parkins is one of the owners of the Bluz at the Bend building. He says over the course of a weekend, people had tagged his building. But this isn’t the only thing he’s been dealing with – someone’s been dumping trash in his parking lot. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One property owner is at his wit’s end as his building is vandalized again. Don Parkins is one of the owners of the Bluz at the Bend building. He says over the course of a weekend, people had tagged his building. But this isn’t the only thing he’s been dealing with – someone’s been dumping trash in his parking lot. 

    >>