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High school cancels AR-15 raffle

High school cancels AR-15 raffle
Posted at 8:40 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 04:02:02-05

BATESVILLE, AR (KARK/CNN) - An Arkansas high school has cancelled a raffle for a rifle after it ruffled feathers in the community.

Someone donated an AR-15 for a fundraising event at Batesville High School.

But on the heels of the school shooting rampage in Parkland FL, Batesville’s principal felt raffling the rifle wasn't the best move.

"In light of recent events and in light of school safety, I would not endorse a gun is a fundraiser item," said David Campbell, principal at the high school.

The AR-15 is the same type of rifle that was used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week.

Campbell said people who bought raffle tickets over the last couple of weeks will either be refunded, or the committee will swap out the gun for another item.

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