LAURINBURG – Students at Scotland County High School will have a new educational building on campus when they return to school in the fall, provided everything goes as planned.

According to LTC Karl McCloud, the school is getting its first archery and rifle range.

“We will be using this building to teach rifle safety as well as to shoot archery pellets and arrows,” McCloud said. “I, along with MSG Ray Drewry, look forward to being able to host shooting competitions instead of traveling to other schools to participate in rifle and archery competitions. “

McCloud also said he received many positive comments about teaching archery and rifle safety from students at Scotland County High School.

“Students interested in our JROTC program should know that archery is safe and fun,” said McCloud. “There are also funds available for shooting and archery that they can receive for college.”

According to McCloud, the project is currently in the works and they hope to complete it in a few months.

“The completion date will also be determined by the weather,” McCloud said. “I want to thank (former) Superintendent Ron Hargrave and Mr. Satterfield for making this possible, and their staff.”

JJ Melton can be reached at [email protected]