When Nick Ziegeweid signed up for a firearms safety course at Winona Middle School earlier this fall, he was told to bring his shotgun. Better to learn how to handle the equipment he`d use when hunting than to have an instructor show him how to handle a gun he`d never seen. But when the 12-year-old boy attended his first class Oct. 11, school administrators and instructors met him and about 40 other students outside the school to remind them they couldn`t bring their guns inside. The reason: the district`s year-old "zero-tolerance" policy prohibits students from carrying guns on school grounds, even if they are unloaded and used only for instructional purposes.
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