Mustang Schools React To Controversial Raffle Poster

Friday, May 27th 2022, 5:29 pm

MUSTANG, Oklahoma -

A so-called "gun raffle" has Mustang Public Schools in hot water. A flier shows a rifle as the fundraiser's prize.

It's creating controversy, just days after a mass school shooting in Texas.

The screenshot that’s circulating across social media, shows Mustang Volleyball selling raffle tickets with a rifle in the middle. 

It said the event would be held at Big Boys Guns and Ammo.

The flier was first launched on May 13th, with the event set to take place next weekend.

Some in the community posted their frustrations to social media, just as the country grieves the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.

But according to MPS officials, the fliers were launched by the volleyball booster club, and the tickets were a chance to win a gift card to a local sporting goods store.

The district said in part, "When MPS was made aware of the flier, immediate action was taken to clarify that the raffle was for a gift card to a local business, but screenshots had already been taken and have been continually shared."

The district said they asked the boosters to end the raffle fundraiser, which was agreed on immediately.

School officials also said they "will be examining fundraiser procedures for future projects so that this doesn't reoccur."

News 9 tried reaching out to the sporting goods store as well as the booster club but have not heard back yet.