Schools around the country are under the highest alert they’ve ever seen because of the numerous tragic shootings that have occurred on every campus from elementary to college campuses.
But now, there are some schools that have thrown caution to the wind and have allowed their ROTC programs to house firing ranges…inside schools. Atlanta is getting a new high school this year and the school will house an indoor firing range, according to WSBTV Channel 2.
North Atlanta High School’s rifle range will be used for the JROTC program as well as the rifle club. In the WSBTV report, the range will only support “air powered pellet rifles” and students will be outfitted in “the latest safety gear.” A school spokesperson told Channel 2 that the gun range is modeled after Grady High School in Atlanta which already has a rifle range.
“The program will have an instructor certified by both the U.S. Army cadet command and the Georgia High School Athletic commission.”
And yes, there are plenty of parents that have questions, but most feel that the program should be safe. How do you feel about a firing range in your child’s school? Are you comfortable with this idea? Should they move it outside to provide a more comfortable alternative for parents and kids? Watch the report below.