Dwain Haggard, the superintendent of a rural Montana school district, gave students a realistic demonstration of a black powder muzzleloader when he accidentally fired the weapon in class and shot a ball through the “o” in North on the classroom map.
Haggard is a former Civil War re-enactor, who was showing the gun to five students in the American history class at Reed Point High School. No one was injured and Haggard insisted that he does not know how the weapon was loaded at the time. Of course, he could never repeated that feat with putting a ball through an “o” if he tried a hundred times.
Next week’s demonstration: Civil war gun shot wounds and how you can treat wounded students with just what is lying around in a history class.
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