After bullet company sponsors high school sports, an Oregon district will reconsider its policy

At Mountain View High School in Bend, student-athletes will no longer play with an ammunition company’s brand hanging above them, for now.

Bend La-Pine School District officials said Nosler Inc., a Bend-based bullet maker, arranged to pay $4,000 for a large banner under the scoreboard at the Mountain View football field. The company also sponsored team shirts for the girls’ soccer team, for which it paid $500.

Now, the Bend-La Pine School District has pulled the branding from view and is reviewing its policies on sponsorships, after those prominent displays for Nosler drew concerns from some parents, while hundreds of others came to the company’s defense on social media.

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