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School says deaf boy’s name sign looks too much like a gun

Brace yourselves, because this is the dumbest thing you’ll hear all day. The Grand Island (Neb.) school district is forcing a 3-year-old deaf boy to change the way he signs his name, because they say his gestures violate their weapons policy. Preschooler Hunter Spanjer’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. (And that sound you just heard was our heads exploding from all the stupid.) “We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child,” a school spokesperson said. Um, how about letting him keep his own name? [Source]

 

This following a long list of ridiculousness….

 

*A 5-year-old girl chats up classmates while waiting for the bus after school. The topic: Playing with a Hello Kitty “bubble gun” that, with the flick of a finger, blows bubbles everywhere. = ten day suspension for………Terroristic threat

seriously… http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/21/us/pennsylvania-girl-suspended

 

*A 5-year-old boy in Massachusetts may be suspended after he reportedly built a toy gun out of Legos during an after-school program.

 

A few days ago, his parents received a letter that said the boy has received his first written warning for using toys inappropriately, and that upon a second written warning, he will be suspended from the program for two weeks.

*A Bronx school building was temporarily locked down Tuesday morning after a 12-year-old boy was overheard talking about his “Nerf” gun, police said.

*The parents of a 6-year-old Silver Spring boy are fighting the first-grader’s suspension from a Montgomery County public school for pointing his finger like a gun and saying “pow,” an incident school officials characterized in a disciplinary letter as a threat “to shoot a student.”

The first-grader was suspended for one day,

 

*Melody Valentin’s grandfather had made her the “gun” — which resembled a piece of paper with a chunk torn out of it — the day before, and she stuck it in her pocket and forgot about it, WTXF-TV reported. When she went to throw it out in class the next day, another student spotted it and called her out. A school administrator was summoned, and Melody was reprimanded for having the paper.

“He yelled at me and said I shouldn’t have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but he wouldn’t listen,” she told the station. The administrator allegedly threatened to have her arrested, and other students called her a “murderer.”

found :HERE

 

Have we lost our minds?

Whatever happened to teaching the difference between pretend and real, between imagination and reality? between play and non play?

what the sam hill?

 

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9 Comments

  1. OK, The US has officially gone insane. The whole country needs a week by the beach.

    • Agreed. I just changed the title to add we must ban the letter L…if you make an L with your fingers you must be violating a schools weapon policy somewhere…

      ::headdesk:: and ::doublefacepalm::

  2. Well, I for one think, you have gone bonkers. This is paranoia at its highest. I read a student was suspended for throwing a pretend grenade into a non existent box! How ridiculous must it get before some one realizes that the whole system is crazy?

    • i agree…we are off our rockers… 😀

  3. So… it’s not OK to play with pretend guns but it’s OK to have your house stuffed with deadly weaponry? It’s OK to sell guns at Walmart? What the heck!?
    Can you imagine the scare of being 6 and sent home for being a “terrorist”?

    • yep, some of the kids are now in therapy. If we fear that violent video games can cause violence….won’t that just escalate if we are teaching children to be afraid of paper and legos and blurring the lines between reality and imagination/pretend/virtual…even more? eek…

  4. Smfh…. and they don’t think treating kids and calling them murderers and terrorists is going to mess them up more than a piece of paper???? The incident in the bx is no surprise. The nypd are too scared to arrest or look for anyone with a real gun. But oh god forbid a pretend one, they are on that like white on rice. For example not that far from me there was a man in the snow gang aka some dumbass gangster kids who think theycan get away with murder (literally) had one of their crew stand outside of a bus stop to shoot at a girl and kill her, too bad this asshole had to fire 10 shot’s at a public mta bus miss his target and kill a 14 year old girl not even in the equation. Why am I mad the nypd haven’t found the man yet? Because the snow gang has posted on social media sites admitting to doing it, giving the name of the target and shooter, and so on. If I can find this out my self….. why are the nypd more worried about pretend guns? Where are our priorities and why has this been a crime scene for weeks with nothing to show for it? It makes me so sad

    • It does seem rather frustrating…dazzle…:(

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