Skip to comments.Zero Tolerance for Deaf Child’s Name
Posted on 02/04/2013 1:13:25 PM PST by Academiadotorg
Parents of a deaf child named Hunter were told by his Nebraska public preschool that they must change his name because he was in violation of the school districts weapons policy. To sign his name, the three-year-old crosses his index and middle fingers then wags his hands. This sign apparently appeared to school officials to represent a gun.
Grand Island Public Schools policy section 8470 Weapons in Schools states: Students are forbidden to knowingly and voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use any instrument in school, on school grounds or at school functions that is a firearm, weapon, or looks like a weapon. . . .
Hunter Spanjers family has chosen to use Signing Exact English (SEE) as their preferred means of communicating with Hunter, but he is also learning American Sign Language (ASL). At one point, the school seemed to imply that Hunters parents had made a mistake by choosing SEE and that they should change to the district-preferred ASL. A district spokesman said, The school district teaches American Sign Language (ASL) for students with hearing impairments. ASL is recommended by the Nebraska Department of Education and is widely used in the United States.
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stupidity has no limits......
...and all these years I thought people in Nebraska were intelligent.........
Welcome to Nebraskistan.
....or ‘My Teacher is a MORON’...........
Fingers don’t look like a gun.
What this is the attempt by the schools to punish the thought of a gun.
They expel kids for holding their fingers in what they say is a “gun” shape.
So if someone named Gunilla comes to school will they expel her for saying “gun”?
“In a recent Facebook update Hunters grandmother indicated that the preschool has decided to let Hunter use his SEE name sign.”
If they change his name to Mohammed, they’ll leave him alone.
This is a spoof isn’t it?
Kind of like the “Old Gunny” was getting his new replacements and some baby faced kid, when asked “What is your name Marine?” “John SIR”...the Gunny goes “Don’t call me sir here and in the Corps we go by last names. First names are not to be used. NOW What is your name Marine?”
“Darling, John Darling”.
“Well John, lets see about getting you an assignment”.
Soon it will be illegal for students to have index and middle fingers.
Next, synonyms to guns, weapons and firearms will be deleted from text books. Learning history will be interesting: The civil war was fought with lupins.
Are teachers SO Stupid that a name is in violation of a weapon’s policy?!!
What will happen to the children who live in Fishkill or Westkill? Will they have to move or the towns have to change their names?
(ps: “kill” is a Dutch word for creek)
I am appropriately outraged! What do I win?
Animal rights activists tried to get “Fishkill” to change its name. (Isn’t it a river, too?)
I’m not making this up.
Good God...even red states are going to pot.
yes, it’s a river also.
“stupidity has no limits......”
That sums it up.
You know what looks like a gun? A gun. Not my fingers or some pre-school kid’s fingers.
Give it a rest.
Do a subject search on "zero tolerance" on the FR search engine. You'll get references to hundreds of examples of "zero tolerance" outrages from every part of the country.
No, no. You're doing it all wrong.
You've got to do it with some style. Like this:
Get back to us when you've gotten your outrage up to par.
Outrageous! Petty tyrants at their worst. If a mouse appeared they would faint and/or lock the school down.
I read once that the origin of the word “gun” could have come from an early Swedish artillery piece named “Gunhilda” by its crew.
Anyway, stupidity with way too much power. The culture war is approaching as more skirmishes are breaking out.
I don’t think so, I remember reading about this when it first happened.
This is the perfect case for the ADA.
The governor of Nebraska is Dave Heineman (R).
You can’t tell me that a Republican governor would miss such an opportunity to make some serious political hay over this.
What a gimmee!
I can think of a certain “sign” he could use if they won’t allow him to use his given name. It involves pointing the middle finger straight up, and can in no way be mistaken for a gun.
The stupidity in this country seems to be increasing at a astronomical rate!
The parents and the kid should give them the “go pound sand you bed wetting libtards”, sign, and then home school.
Unbelievable! These people are overly sensitive.
Anything remotely resembling a gun is labeled a gun.
Can this be used against the dude in the white crib? He’s always pointing a gun. He’s a bad influence on children.
I don't believe this. I'd have to have it demonstrated to me. This sounds more like the school wants him to change languages, and he's already doing that so what's the big deal?
See post #27 for a visual. These people are nuts! It doesn’t look like a gun.
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