From Nebraska comes another chapter in the chronicles of zero tollerance gone overboard. From 1011now.com
Hunter Spanjer says his name with a certain special hand gesture, but at just three and a half years old, he may have to change it.
“He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy,” explained Hunter’s father, Brian Spanjer.
Grand Island’s “Weapons in Schools” Board Policy 8470 forbids “any instrument…that looks like a weapon,” But a three year-old’s hands?
“Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way,” said Hunter’s grandmother Janet Logue.
“It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E.,” Brian Spanjer said.
Welcome to public education in the new millennium. Check your brain and judgement at the door as they will not be needed. Maybe an adult with half a brain will fix this stupid situation by exercising a bit of common sense, but I wouldn’t bank on it. Only scornful ridicule will solve this problem…
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