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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

School to child: Change name due to weapons policy

Yes, the school offcials suggested changing the name of the child because of the school policy. But it's not saying the name, it's the signing of the name, Hunter.
And the boy is deaf, so the sign for Hunter is like aiming a pistol or handgun, violating a zero policy take on anything resembling a weapon, according to a report in the
The school in question is a Nebraska preschool, where Hunter Spanjer, the 3-year-old deaf boy, goes to school.
Luckily, I say, the parents have balked. Many districts are already second-guessing this sort of weapons zero policy that makes policy makers look like morons. Suggesting a name change for a 3 year old is the height of failing to find solutions. And this is supposed to be a place where children learn to think.
The school board seems open to a compromise, so let's hope a little national embarrassment leads to a little common sense.
Read more about this boy's name and how the parents are sticking to the name.


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