Afterschool Shooting

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For 30 years, North Carolina's Wildlife Resources Commission has been holding marksmanship contests for high school students. Tradition apparently means little to East Wake High School principal Sebastian Shipp and area superintendent Danny Barnes. Less than a day before the school's marksmanship club was scheduled to compete in a regional contest, the officials barred the team from competing, negating months of practice by the students. The two cited school policy banning weapons at school and on school trips. "If we had more time, we could have done something about it," said team member Robert Lumley, which may explain why the officials stopped the team at the last minute.