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High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence
Gainesville High’s Talisa Soto takes a peek through her scope to check the location of her last shot during NJROTC rifle team last week.
When most people hear the phrase “guns in school,” they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie. “Shooting is not like any other sport where the goal is to beat the other team,” said Sam Simonton, a freshman at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.