One North Carolina school has built an indoor shooting range on its campus, converting an old, dilapidated greenhouse into a facility for its Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
Retired Navy veteran and senior Naval Science instructor at the Smithfield-Selma High School joined Fox and Friends Weekend this morning to share more.
“They get to learn a little bit about self-control, self-discipline. What I’m seeing is a tremendous amount of responsibility that these students are taking – a lot of concentration, attention to detail, teamwork,” said Commander David “Mike” Wegman.
“It’s awesome to watch.” Of course, not just anyone can go in there for shooting practice, Wegman added.
“There’s a pretty rigorous qualification process that all of the student [cadets] have to… adhere to in order to be able to get in there. And if their grades aren’t right, they’re not getting in there anyway. That’s sort of the carrot.”