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Mont. superintendent accidentally fires gun during history class

BILLINGS, Mont. (WKOW) -- A history class in Billings, Montana got quite a surprise Friday when their superintendent accidentally fired his black powder muzzleloader into a wall.

Dwain Haggard, who used to be a Civil War re-enactor, was showing the gun to five students when it went off.

Haggard says he can't explain how the weapon was loaded and says he usually fires a cap during the demonstration. This time though, there was a loud bang and when the smoke cleared, they found a ball shot through the letter "o" in the word "North" on a wall map.

Haggard says he hasn't received any complaints from the students' parents and describes the incident as "bitter irony" because of his efforts to increase safety in his school district.

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