Friday, August 31, 2012

Not the Onion: Stupid Gun Fears Edition

Really?  The kid is DEAF.  He uses American Sign.  His name sign "looks like" he is holding his hand like a gun."  Why in the world do you idiots want to make a little deaf kid feel bad?

The parents of a 3-year-old deaf boy from Nebraska say his preschool told them he must change the way he signs his name because it looks like a finger-pistol...The family of pre-schooler Hunter Spanjer said officials at the Grand Island Public Schools told them the manner in which the boy signs his name is a violation of its “weapons in school” policy. They claim they were told Hunter had to modify the way he signs his moniker to comply with the school's zero tolerance code against weapons in school.

I have a "sign" for the nuts who have taken over our schools.  It involves the sign of me grabbing my private parts, wiggling around a lot.

Apparently, the school is now denying everything.  But the ACLU found enough cause to take up the case, on behalf of the boy.

1 comment:

Tom said...

And there's a little girl named Meghan. Second syllable sounds like a banned word: "Change your name", says school.

Actually, that would never happen: Meghan is a common "American" name. The problem, for the kid in the story, is that he has a foreign, uncommon name. School officials, despite being able to pronounce "multi-cultural", still dislike The Other.

Good result, tho. Sic 'em ACLU!