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Students alter plan to raffle off AR-15 to fund class trip


PENNINGTON GAP, Va. (AP) — Seniors at a Virginia high school almost raffled off an AR-15 rifle to fund a class trip. But they changed the prize over concerns that the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last month.

The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that the prize became a $400 gift certificate to the same gun shop that offered up the AR-15.

The winning ticket was drawn Monday. Adam Barnes, manager of Liberty Sport & Pawn, said the gift certificate could cover the cost of an AR-15.

The fundraiser at Lee High School in Pennington Gap started in January,...

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