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A high school in North Carolina has opened an indoor shooting range for students who are enrolled in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program.

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WRAL reports that the JROTC constructed the 1,200-square-foot, six-lane, indoor facility at Smithfield-Selma High School over the course of five months, with $10,000 in donations for supplies coming from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The range opened two weeks ago.

JROTC cadets practice shooting using Daisy pump air rifles, but there are a few training requirements they must meet before they can hit the range.

“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.”

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Thus far, only four JROTC students are allowed to shoot at the range, but Wegman told WRAL that all JROTC seniors will hopefully be certified by the fall.

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