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Professor discouraged Clinton teen from building gun-firing drone

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HARTFORD — A Connecticut university says one of its professors told a teenager it was a terrible idea when the student described rigging a drone with a handgun.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether 18-year-old Austin Haughwout, of Clinton, violated its regulations after he posted online a video that shows shots being fired from a drone in a wooded area.

Central Connecticut State University spokesman Mark McLaughlin said Wednesday the student mentioned to an engineering professor this summer that he was planning to put a weapon on a remote-controlled aircraft.

McLaughlin said the professor, Edward Moore, strongly discouraged the student and the drone was not related to a class project.

Haughwout’s father said last week that his son created the drone with a CCSU professor.

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