One Marana High School teacher is taking hands-on learning to the next level. Juniors and seniors enrolled in Richard Pines’ Law and Public Safety class are not only learning about gun safety, they are practicing their skills at a local shooting range. The safety course is a class requirement, and Pines says it helps prepare students to handle firearms they may encounter at home and weapons they may have to use on the job.
From the classroom to the shooting range, these juniors and seniors are getting a firsthand introduction to the world of firearms. The course at the Marksman Institute covers everything from proper handling to trigger techniques. Many of the students hope to pursue careers in criminal justice. Senior Paige Walker wants to be a criminal lawyer.
“It’s definitely a little kick, that’s for sure,” Walker said after her turn on the shooting range.