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Wait. What?! Ohio High School Raffles Off an AR-15 to Raise Money for Track Equipment

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*A high school athletics department in central Ohio is raffling off an AR-15 to raise funds to buy equipment for the track team.

According to VICE News, Upper Sandusky High School’s track department confirmed it sold all 500 $10 tickets for a chance to win four firearms, including an AR-15 which the NRA considers “America’s Rifle”. 

The ill-timed raffle was announced in a Facebook post by Tim Pohlman, a coach for the Upper Sandusky Rams Track and Field team.  

“The Track moms have put together a gun raffle to raise money for the team this year. The profits will go towards getting needed equipment for the program,” Pohlman wrote, according to Vice News.

He added: “Let myself or a member on our team know if you want to get in on the fun and support our Upper Sandusky Track team.”

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The raffle sparked outrage in the community and online, most especially because it comes days after a fringe member of the transgender cult, Audrey Hale, gunned down school children in Nashville, Tenn., using a similar assault weapon. 

“Nothing says ‘I support track’ like a shiny new murder gun,” Nick Barnes, an Upper Sandusky food truck owner, wrote on Facebook.

“When I first saw this, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke,” another resident said of the gun-boosting raffle, according to Vice.

“In light of recent events … has anyone had a chance to ask the Upper Sandusky school board about the intelligence of this raffle?” one local resident commented on a Facebook post.

“Our society is so diseased,” one Upper Sandusky resident reportedly wrote. Another added: “When I first saw this, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke. Nope, just good ole Upper Sandusky. Whatever happened to normal raffles, like sporting event tickets, gift cards to local establishments… Nope, an AR-15. Maybe it will make the kids run faster? So, so disturbing.”

Barnes told VICE News, “For most people around here, the optics and the real-life consequences are simply beyond their scope of reckoning. There are a small minority who are appalled, but as you saw with the Nazis, we end up being seen as the troublemakers.”

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