Culver High School raffles off hunting rifle for graduation party
CULVER, Ore. - Parents of the senior class at Culver High School are raising money for a "drug and alcohol free" graduation party by holding a raffle, but what they're raffling off has some people upset.
The parents are raffling off tickets for a hunting rifle, which one parent said is not new, and that sport programs in the past have done the same thing.
The tickets are $5, and you have to be at least 21-years-old to win, as well as going through a background check.
School employees say the senior class has sold more than 400 tickets so far, but some people feel that the raffle item is inappropriate and insensitive due to recent mass shootings.
Others say that if it is for a good cause, then what is being raffled should not be a problem.
"I think this gun raffle is a good idea," said Josh Joseph. "I think more people should have guns, it would probably cut down on crime. If everyone had a gun, I think people wouldn't try any crime."
The school could not be reached for comment on the situation.