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August 28th, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Because they said his hand motions looked like a gun. For real?
Family: School Made Deaf Child Change Sign Name, Said It Looked Like Gun « CBS St. Louis

The family of 3-year-old Hunter Spanjer said that their deaf son’s sign
gesture violates the Grand Island Public Schools weapons policy.
He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is
a violation of their weapons policy,” Brian Spanjer
Here's another with pics of his signing
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August 28th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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That is ridiculous. I half expected to find out that this was an Onion story someone picked up by accident. If my son's name was Gunner would they expect him to go by a nickname too? Can't be using the G word around kids. I went ahead and liked their FB page.
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August 28th, 2012, 10:20 PM
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I think that is taking the no tolerance policy way too far and that is just absurd. I don't think it even looks like a gun to be honest. Is it the name Hunter that is suppose to look like it?
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August 28th, 2012, 10:57 PM
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guess they're gonna cut off the hands of all the kids? Any kid can make a gun with their hands, and that goes against the policy.

Stupid stupid stupid. I hope they pull their heads out and leave the little guy alone.
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August 29th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Oversensitivity at it's best.

This falls under the category as almost as dumb as my son's teacher last year. They were using huge paper tubes and he put one on his shoulder and was facing her. She called me and said that she didn't know if he was trying to say he was going to shoot her with a gun or what he meant. Then she goes on to say "and we just had a burglary at a gas station near here!"... ok... so my 10 year old son did that too? I didn't even know what to say on the phone honestly.

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August 29th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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I know a sign I would like to give that school.
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