Skip to comments.This old abandoned Detroit high school had a shooting range inside
Posted on 10/19/2020 7:25:05 PM PDT by AggregateThreat
Exploring Detroit's Largest Abandoned High School
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It used to be something nobody had any issue with.
Make America Great Again, please.
This is not anything new for older schools.
We had an indoor shooting range under the bleachers at West High in Phoenix. I don’t think the high school is there anymore.
When I was in second or fifth grade my three years older brother was on the school’s rifle team. He brought his rifle to school on the school bus, not container just a sling. I carried the box of fifty shells.
So did my high school.
So did the Kodak headquarters.
Jr ROTC students would take their M-1 Garands home once a week to clean them. THEY RODE PUBLIC BUSES to and from the high school!
We has some very competitivr Rifle teams back in the day.
Kinda cool. Could even earn a Varsity Letter with an M1 symbol it.
My grandad’s high school had a shooting range in the basement of his high school; his school’s shooting team won many a rifle target shooting event.
I am seventy five, BTW. My brother was a very good shot with a peep sight on his 22. He and my step father went frog hunting one night, using a flashlight to spot the loud bull frogs along the creek. The step father shone the light on a pair of eyes and my brother would squeeze off a round, then the stepfather would go pick up the frog. He shined the light on a pair of eyes and my brother took a single shot. When stepfather picked up the carcass it was a large water moccasin who must have also been hunting frogs that night.
Also had bibles and ten commandments for sure.
That’s a neat story.
Our shop teacher would take students out to his car during lunch hour and they’d all look at his latest rifle or pistol. And the boys would take him out and show him their new guns.
Nah, West was gone by about 1970. It was a neat school.
It was still there when I graduated in 72. But I moved back to California in 74. I remember later that a friend said it was closed but I don’t know which year.
Detroit - Where the Weak are Killed and Eaten!
My high school had a rifle range, rifle team, a large JROTC program and a large Industrial Arts complex...
I was on the rifle team in high school, it was part of the junior ROTC program. The range was in the basement of the gym. We frequently went to Ft. Benning and trained with the U.S. Army Marksmanhsip Training Unit, that included several Olympic Gold Medalists. We fired their match grade rifles ranging in caliber from .22 to 30 06. Great experience.
Same here, I took my rifle in for hunter safety class, then so I could go hunting after school. This was no further back than in the early 80s. Damn shame what this world has turned into.
They still have high school shooting teams in some parts of PA. I suppose the only thing unusual about it in Detroit is that they can’t understand how guns can safely be in schools.
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