Lucama Elementary School in North Carolina has come under scrutiny after it raffles off a rifle at an upcoming fundraiser at an event called Fun Fest. The rifle was donated by the Delta Waterfowl Foundation.Tim and Sonya are pansies. I think some people just like to complain.
The district’s superintendent approved the gun as an item for auction on the condition that it would never be on campus.
“The gun will never see Lucama Elementary,” said Ryan Beamon, chairman of a regional chapter of Delta Waterfowl, according to The Wilson Times. “It will never be within 10 miles of the school.”
Students will not be permitted to purchase or distribute tickets for the raffle, reports local outlet WRAL-TV. Nevertheless, some parents question the district’s decision to raffle the gun.
“With everything that’s been going on, it does seem a little inappropriate,” parent Tim Langley told news station WTVD-TV.
“It’s a gun. A gun is a gun,” parent Sonya Bullock said to the outlet. “If I would have known, I wouldn’t be selling tickets for my girls.”
Hat tip to reader PeggyU.