Clarence High School evaluating what to do with old rifles

Posted at 11:21 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 23:21:10-04

Two years ago New York State banned high school rifle teams from using 22 caliber rifles. Teams could only use air rifles in competition. 

This has led many schools to figure out what to do with the old rifles. Clarence High School is just the latest school that is deciding between destroying the guns, keeping them, or selling them. One family is hoping destroying them is not being considered. 

"The public will see that there is a chance to throw away tens of thousands of dollars" Steve Kirk, who's two children shoot for the Clarence Rifle team said. 

The rifles were initially purchased with tax payer money, so the hope is the guns could be sold to fund the team. 

"We need it," Kirk's daughter Alexis said, "We need new equipment."

7EWN reached out to the Clarence School District for comment, and Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks said they are evaluating every way to handle the rifles, and that no decision has been made. 

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