PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. – KRDO is reporting that a group of middle school students from Craver Middle School had the chance to see firsthand what it’s like to fire a gun while learning about gun safety .
“I’m very excited, today we’re going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we’ve learned about the Revolutionary War,” said Craver Middle School student Jonah Statezny.
This was the first time that the national non-profit organization project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, had taking its gun training to the classroom.
“We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” said Elizabeth Blackwood, a representative from Appleseed.
When Carver student Danielle Cooper was asked what his favorite part of the field trip was, he responded, “My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range.”
The field trip was spurred because the students were learning about the Revolutionary War that week. Each student attending the field trip had permission from their parents to go.