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Old 06-03-2013, 01:45 PM  
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School Says Deaf Boy's Name Sign Looks Too Much Like A Gun

School Says Deaf Boy's Name Sign Looks Too Much Like A Gun



You can’t make this stuff up. The good news: 3-year-old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, knows how to sign his name. The bad news: His school says his hand sign looks too much like a gun and has asked him to change it.

The school, in Grand Island, Nebraska, is forcing Hunter to change the way he signs his name, because they say his gestures violate their weapons policy. Lunacy reigns supreme, America.

Hunter’s personalized name sign is a registered sign with Signing Exact English – a modified form of American Sign Language – and involves extended index fingers that the district says resembles a gun. “We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child,” said Jack Sheard, Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson. Really, Jack? I have a suggestion: Take your heads out of your butts and allow him to use the registered sign for his name. Problem solved.

As reported by 1011now.com, Grand Island’s “Weapons in Schools” Board Policy 8470 forbids “any instrument…that looks like a weapon.” But a three year-old’s hands? Here’s Hunter’s dad, Brian:

“He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy. It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E.”

Hunter’s parents say that by Monday, lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf are likely to weigh in for Hunter’s right to sign his own name.

Despite whatever rules and regulations may exist, some Grand Islanders said they don’t think it’s right to make a three year-old change the way he says his name.

“It’s his name. It’s not like he’s going to bring a gun to school when he’s three years old,” commented Dana Schwieger.

“I find it very difficult to believe that the sign language that shows his name resembles a gun in any way would even enter a child’s mind,” said Fredda Bartenbach.

First, an 8-year-old boy in Baltimore is suspended from school for allegedly chewing his Pop-Tart into the shape of a handgun. Then, a 6-year-old Massachusetts boy is forced to apologize for “traumatizing” his schoolmates on the bus by brandishing a tiny – the size of a quarter – Lego-figure gun. And now, a 3-year-old deaf child may be forced to change the only sign he knows for his name.

And all because of what? Overreaction? Politically correctness? Mass hysteria among school officials or just downright stupidity? Whatever the reason, does it really matter? The bottom line is this: This nonsense is out of control. Period. Get a grip, people.

I wonder if the sign for “get a grip” looks like an “assault” rifle?
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:26 AM   #31
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Why don't you name your kid "**** you" and see how long that gesture is allowed.
Yes...they are the same exact thing after all...
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:29 AM   #32
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They already came to a resolution which toadkiller posted a link to, but don't let that stop everyone from continuing to "outrage" about this half-year-old story that was better suited for DC in the first place.
I don't give a shit about any "resolution"...it's INSANE on the face of it. There should never have even been any issue...it's absolutely ridiculous...

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #33
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Here's my sign for this school...

Yep ! If I were that kid's parent I would walk into that school and show them what my name looks like in sign language and it would look like "The Bird" Political Correctness is nothing more than the continual attack on our traditional American culture and our Judeo/Christian values that eventually will eliminate free independent speech, especially conservative speech if PC is continually ignored because the Progressive Lefty agenda does not want any opposition or open discussion of ideas whatsoever. God, Guns, Free Speech and Making a Buck are the 4 Big Cancerous Political Malignant Tumors to the Lefty Dems for sure !!!! Hey, wait a minute ! Those Big 4 political malignant tumors are also mentioned in the Communist Manifesto as well.....hmmmmmmm.

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I don't give a shit about any "resolution"...it's INSANE on the face of it. There should never have even been any issue...it's absolutely ridiculous...

Don't you think?
Overall, yes, I agree, it's stupid. I also think it's ridiculous this is still being posted 6 months after the issue has been resolved. Maybe someone should post an article pondering if we'll draft Geno...
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Overall, yes, I agree, it's stupid. I also think it's ridiculous this is still being posted 6 months after the issue has been resolved. Maybe someone should post an article pondering if we'll draft Geno...
Some of us don't live here on the planet day in and day out and I appreciate whoever bumped this back up to the top. Especially since it's a good reminder of how our country is quickly being disassembled by the radical anarchist Left and how "We The People" need to put an end to this nonsensical insanity
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Overall, yes, I agree, it's stupid. I also think it's ridiculous this is still being posted 6 months after the issue has been resolved. Maybe someone should post an article pondering if we'll draft Geno...
Here's an idea, don't click on the damned link if you don't want to read it.
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