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Guns come to high school for physics lesson

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A physics class at Northland Lutheran High School in Kronenwetter listened to gunfire Monday to learn about ballistics.

The Kronenwetter Police Department set up a makeshift shooting range outside the school for the unique classroom.

"For these students to be able to see officers firing weapons it brings to life physics. It is much more active than reading about it in a book, " science teacher Dan Fensk said.

An officer fired a gun into a block of gel so the students could see the speed and movement of the bullets. Different handguns and rifles were used.

Several students at the private school, some of them avid hunters, said it was interesting to see how a bullet moved as opposed to reading about it in a hunting manual.

One international student from South Korea enjoyed watching the demonstration because she says people in her homeland cannot legally own guns.

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