WILL TEACH YOUNG IDEA HOW NOT TO SHOOT
Instruction In Use of Weapons Will Be Given Scholars in the Primary, and Grammar Grades
The board of education believes many accidents would be averted if every child knew how to handle and how not to handle weapons.
In the lowest grades the teaching will be of an elementary nature. One of the first things taught will probably be not to blow down the barrel of a gun. Another thing to be strongly impressed on the mind of the child is that weapons should never be pointed at any one, whether loaded or not.
"As long as weapons are so common," said Superintendent of Schools Hamilton today, "and as long as every boy wants to handle them every time he gets a chance, we feel that instruction in the proper way to handle them Is a very desirable thing.
"Every girl, too, is likely at some time to be called upon to handle a gun, and she should know how to do so with safety to herself and others."
In the higher grades the mechanism of firearms will be taught, and many different kinds made familiar to the pupil. The subject is to come under the heading of the teaching of peace, which Is already a feature of the public school curriculum in Pasadena.