Richard Pines, a Marine turned teacher who’s dabbled in acting, often brings his flair for the dramatic to his classroom.
He’s set up elaborate crime scenes, with students splattered in blood playing victims. He’s taken students to the University of Arizona law library to conduct legal research, and has even asked them to undergo the same fitness tests that police recruits would perform.
When it came time to cover the course’s firearm safety requirement, Pines opted to take a more hands-on approach by taking his students to a gun safety class on Wednesday, which included firing .22-caliber Smith & Wesson revolvers at targets depicting gun-wielding thugs.
Source: Veronica M. Cruz for Arizona Daily Star.