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Shooting range at middle school dismantled

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- The Sheboygan Rifle & Pistol Club has moved its shooting range out of a local middle school after parents raised concerns about exposing students to lead.

The club had an October deadline to either upgrade the range's ventilation system or move out. The shooting range has been housed at Urban Middle School since 1955 and has been used by the club and the Community Recreation Department.

Parents raised concerns about how the children were being protected from the range's lead residue. Gun club president Reed Vanness says the lead issue was being addressed. Vanness blames anti-gun sentiments and tells the Sheboygan Press (http://bit.ly/nBWe8m ) that the school board just decided it was time for the move.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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