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N.C. High School Just Opened a Shooting Range

A North Carolina high school recently opened an indoor shooting range, according to WRAL.

The 1,200-square-foot, six-lane shooting range was built by members of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Smithfield-Selma High School over the course of five months. The JROTC cadets using the range will practice firing using Daisy pump air rifles.

WRAL reports:

“There’s a marksmanship safety test they have to take, and they have to get a 100 on it,” Commander David Wegman said. “In addition to that, they have to sign a safety pledge, get permission from home and then finally demonstrate on the range that they know how to handle one of these air rifles safely.”

Only four JROTC students are certified to use Smithfield-Selma High’s shooting range, but Wegman said he hopes to have all of the seniors in the program certified by the fall.

Despite the national debate about gun violence and school shootings, Wegman said the shooting range poses no threat.

“The procedures that we have in place ensure that we do the same thing, the same way, every single time,” he said.

Video courtesy of WRAL

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