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SCHOOL ASKS DEAF PRESCHOOLER TO CHANGE HIS NAME BECAUSE SIGN LANGUAGE VERSION RESEMBLES WEAPONS
www.theblaze.com ^ | august 28, 2012

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:23:16 PM PDT by lowbridge

A deaf 3-year-old from Nebraska is being asked by the school district to change his name, his family alleges, because the way he refers to himself in sign language resembles “weapons.”

Apparently the Grand Island school district has a policy that prevents students from bringing “any instrument…that looks like a weapon” to school, and now hands can be considered “instruments.”

“Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way,” Hunter Spanjer’s grandmother Janet Logue said.

Brian Spanjer, the boy’s father, added: “It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E. [Signing Exact English]”

Hunter signs his name by crossing his middle and index fingers– leaving his thumbs up– and then wagging his hands.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: arth; deaf; dopeydems; leftismoncampus; nebraska; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:23:25 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

You just cannot fix stupid! - Joe White


2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:25:40 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: lowbridge
SIGN THIS! Photobucket
3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: lowbridge

somebody send them the pic of Obama gang signing....idiots!


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: lowbridge

Zero Tolerance = Ultimate Stupid


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: lowbridge

Oh! For the love of....


6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: lowbridge
So now hands are no different than one of these.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:29:19 PM PDT by matt04
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To: lowbridge

Full title: SCHOOL ALLEGEDLY ASKS DEAF PRESCHOOLER TO CHANGE HIS NAME BECAUSE SIGN LANGUAGE VERSION RESEMBLES ‘WEAPONS’


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:29:49 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge

Whoa. My name in its original language means something to cut off the heads of stupid people.

Boy have these “administrators” devolved.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:47 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: lowbridge

Please check your hands at the door.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: lowbridge

Tell the school officials to shove their suggestion up their collective smelly Obamas.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:31:56 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: metmom

ARTH ping


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:24 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: lowbridge

My grandson’s name is HUNTER, and if someone said that to him I’d probably be in jail for assault!............(I’m nearly DEAF myself).......


13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:23 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: lowbridge

Employees of the public school system have become our semi-official repository for the mentally disturbed much the way asylums used to be in ages past.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: matt04

That’s a nice looking fully automatic 12-gauge AK-47 assault pistol. It looks just like a hand sign. I’m traumatized just looking at it!


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: lowbridge

Good thing the boy’s last name isn’t Gunn or Speer.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: lowbridge
A deaf 3-year-old from Nebraska is being asked by the school district to change his name, his family alleges, because the way he refers to himself in sign language resembles “weapons.”

Too bad if they don't like it. That's the child's name. Deal with it.

Who do these people think they are to even suggest this nonsense? Parents - not the teachers union - name their children.

17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:38:50 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: lowbridge

So we’ve become Europe, is that it? I graduated in 1978. I recall taking my rifle and shotgun to school so that I could hunt on the way home. I suppose that’d make their heads explode. And I was next door, in Iowa!!


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: lowbridge

I have a sign for the school board:

http://swaggernotstyle.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/johnny-cash-finger.jpg%3Fw%3D500


19 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BillT
"You just cannot fix stupid! - Joe White"

It's possible, but it sometimes requires some tar and feathers.

20 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: lowbridge; Slings and Arrows

21 posted on 08/28/2012 2:41:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: BillT

Have any kids been kicked out of school for using sign language that “resembles” gang signs?


22 posted on 08/28/2012 2:43:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: lowbridge

OK I need names and a plane ticket cause I just need to bitch slap every idiot involved with this decision!


23 posted on 08/28/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: lowbridge

What if your name is Gunn, Colt, Cannon, Archer, Knight, Ruger, Smith, Wesson, Glock?


24 posted on 08/28/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: lowbridge

Were he my son, I’d have him adopt a very simple, one fingered sign for a new name! One to be used at school for school administrators exclusively!


25 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: lowbridge


So you mean that this could just be deaf guys trying to tell us their names rather than "Wes-siiide Crips fo life"?
26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:38 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: G Larry; Darkshear

Oh no, it’s “He who must not be named”


27 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: lowbridge

Could be worse, his name could have been, “The Shocker”.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 2:55:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BillT

Ron “Tater Salad” White. Funny guy. Texan.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: lowbridge

Hey Teach, Read my lips.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

30 posted on 08/28/2012 2:58:19 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Twas Ever Thus)
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To: lowbridge

At one time not so long ago someone suggesting this would be taken away by the men in white coats


31 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: G Larry
Gee...I dunno....

Clothes can actually BE weapons. You can suffocate somebody with them. Or strangle somebody with the pants legs! The kids ought to be going to school naked.

And what about a lunchbox! Pencils! You can even hit somebody over the head with a desk if you're strong enough.

I'd say put the kids in straightjackets, but they could loop the arms over somebody's head.

Maybe we could just put the school officials in straightjackets.

32 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:58 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Heaven awaits us! That's the best part of it all!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

” OK I need names and a plane ticket cause I just need to bitch slap every idiot involved with this decision!”

And slip the kid a gun. He is surrounded by lunatics who

may be dangerous.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BillT

Are you sure you don’t mean Ron White?


34 posted on 08/28/2012 3:01:14 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: Oldpuppymax; lowbridge

35 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:34 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: G Larry
Photobucket
36 posted on 08/28/2012 3:05:41 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: lowbridge

Sure, double barrels are always twisted around each other.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 3:06:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: lowbridge

God’s way of telling us to HOME SCHOOL.

Failed system.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 3:07:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lowbridge
Grand Island Public Schools
Dr. Robert W. Winter - Superintendent
Email: rwinter@gips.org
Phone: 308 385-5900

District Administrators
39 posted on 08/28/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lowbridge

You will have this sort of stupidity when you have a single payer socialized school industry.


40 posted on 08/28/2012 3:11:23 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: lowbridge; wintertime

“A deaf 3-year-old from Nebraska...”

This is NEBRASKA, where they vote 70/30 Republican for president. This state is more conservative than TEXAS!!!

Anyone that STILL think that they have some kind of ‘control’ over their ‘wonderful’ public schools (as a LOT of conservatives claim) needs to watch this clip.

AGAIN - this is NEBRASKA, it is NOT New York or California.

If ANYTHING proves that conservatives (or even just plain Americans) are TOTALLY LOCKED out of control of public schools, this article is it.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 3:12:53 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: lowbridge
looks like scissors to me... were they afraid he'd run with them???
42 posted on 08/28/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pollster1
You forgot high-powered too.
43 posted on 08/28/2012 3:17:30 PM PDT by thescourged1
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To: lowbridge

what it is, homes.

44 posted on 08/28/2012 3:21:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: lowbridge

If this were my kid and the school did this to me, I’d be suing the school for BIG discrimination. I would make the biggest stink about it too, go on every talk show, tell every newspaper, show this school for the embarrassment that it is. Make them sorry they even THOUGHT of this insane “rule”.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lowbridge. Sorry, that’s just our policy. /s


46 posted on 08/28/2012 3:28:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lowbridge

Why are they locking up veterans in mental hospital, when obviously the bulk of the looney tooners run the school systems.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 3:31:43 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
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To: lowbridge

If the kid’s name was not Hunter, then this would not be an issue. That is what the real problem is!


48 posted on 08/28/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: BillT

the loons have taken over, surely.

Think about this, the elft wants special rights for homosexuals because they like to get off in unnatural ways.
They fight and sue vioter ID laws because they want illegals but have no clue about the word illegal so they cahnge it to undocumentated.
We have this issue
We have schools who think not telling parents when underage kids kill their baby is alright, ignoring the word underage as well.
A DOJ which sues states which enforces laws and ignores places which breaks the laws.
They say guns kill but can;t understand guns have a trigger which is pulled by someone

The list is endless but this crap of not letting kids play with guns, or mention guns in school, or even play cops and robbers or cowboy or indians is dwn right stupid

What is even scary is that whilst we have loons saying all of this we also have a media which covers for them and millions who just go along with this agenda and never once thinking about what they support or they put emotion into this


49 posted on 08/28/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: lowbridge

I believe, by extension, that the symbols, “W-E-A-P-O-N”, taken together, may also make one think of a weapon, and should likewise be banned.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 3:33:58 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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