Math, English, gym — and firearms education.
Those could all be high school course offerings in North Carolina if a bill currently before the legislature becomes law.
House Bill 612 would allow local boards of education to decide whether to offer a comprehensive firearm education course as a high school elective. No live ammunition would be used or present.
High school principals would approve course instructors.
The course would be developed by the State Board of Education and would incorporate safety education as recommended by law enforcement agencies or a firearms association. The class would also discuss science, history and math — as they relate to firearms.