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Civil War guns spark Hawaii classroom conflict

Susan Essoyan
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PHOTOS BY MARIE HOBRO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Mililani teacher Garret Ogata, holding a few tintype images of Civil War soldiers, has shared photographs, letters and antique firearms from his collection with his students. But this year, because of recent school shootings on the mainland, Ogata has been barred from bringing the old firearms onto school grounds.