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It's come to this: High-school freshman suspended for having a picture of a gun
Daily Caller ^ | 02/02/2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 02/02/2013 2:03:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Yet another student has been suspended for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, Daniel McClaine, Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School in Tan Valley, Arizona, made the mistake of setting a picture of a gun as the desktop background on his school-issued computer.

The picture shows an AK-47 lying on a flag, reports KNXV-TV. The gun isn’t his, McClaine assured the ABC affiliate in Phoenix. He found it on the Internet and liked it, partly because he is interested in serving in the military after graduation.

A teacher reportedly ratted McClaine out after noticing the Soviet-era rifle on the computer. McClaine originally received a three-day suspension.

After McClaine’s father contacted the local press, Florence Unified School District officials suddenly decided that the younger McClaine could return to school on Monday.

District policy states that students cannot use school-issued laptops to send or display “offensive messages or pictures,” explains KNXV. Students also cannot use them to produce, retrieve, send or forward images that are considered “harassing, threatening or illegal.”

It’s not clear who determines what is “offensive” or “threatening,” or the basis upon which the determination was made in this case.

McClaine maintained that he read the guidelines but did not think that a picture of a gun could threaten or offend anyone.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: banglist; control; democrats; discipline; district; florence; govtabuse; gun; guncontrol; highscool; idiots; liberalism; pcism; publiceducation; publicschools; rapeofliberty; school; secondamendment; unified; zerotolerance
THE OFFENDING GUN PHOTO...


1 posted on 02/02/2013 2:03:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

SCHOOL CONTACT INFO:

Poston Butte High School, P.O. Box 2850, Florence, AZ 85132
Phone: (480) 474-6100 | Fax: (480) 888-0679


2 posted on 02/02/2013 2:05:40 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

Find the teacher.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 2:08:58 PM PST by Dacula (Obama will send women into combat, but not let his son (if he hed one) play football.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What if it was 0bama shooting his gun as the screen saver?


4 posted on 02/02/2013 2:10:34 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, that was resolved quickly! Wonder why?...hmmm...perhaps the official realized that this was a Communist-made weapon lying on a Communist flag*, so no harm, no foul!/s

*Looks like the flag of the former Communist Yugoslavia.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 2:13:30 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Clint N. Suhks
What if it was 0bama shooting his gun as the screen saver?

The liberal Democrat teacher's head would explode.

6 posted on 02/02/2013 2:15:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind
This picture offends me, and what is worse, it is illegal.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 2:16:24 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great Caesar’s Ghost! If I wanted the day off, I’d sure carry such a picture to show in every venue.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 2:16:43 PM PST by stevem
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing would have happened if he had just had porno on his laptop. But a picture of a gun.......off with his head.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 2:18:43 PM PST by Kent1957
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To: SeekAndFind

Note to Daniel: carry a few Mapplethorpe photos next time. They’ll make you class president.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 2:19:40 PM PST by relictele
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To: SeekAndFind

Another appalling thought crime! We need new laws to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again! How many more children are going to be exposed to this idea before we do something! The time is now! Our kids are too important!


11 posted on 02/02/2013 2:28:42 PM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Perhaps their real concern lies with pictures of something other than firearms.

"That which holds the image of an Angel becomes itself an Angel"

12 posted on 02/02/2013 2:31:14 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Read the comments at the end of the article. People have no respect for public schools anymore. They consider them a joke.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 2:41:37 PM PST by goldi
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Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

14 posted on 02/02/2013 2:53:29 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“students cannot use school-issued laptops to send or display “offensive messages or pictures,” “

I’m offended by everyone’s desktop backgrounds. Yes, I know that’s the default with the Microsoft logo - I hate Microsoft. Plain blue? Promoting sexist streotypes? Go ahead, pick a picture. I can be offended all day.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 2:55:49 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: SeekAndFind

The neutering of America continues.
All our men will ultimately look and act just like diane feinstein.


16 posted on 02/02/2013 3:05:02 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: SeekAndFind

I stand with the school on this one. This picture of a gun could easily have killed a student or a teacher, if it fell into the wrong hands.

*Yes, that is the flag of Yugoslavia.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 3:05:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

After seeing that picture I am crapping my pants. /sarc


18 posted on 02/02/2013 3:06:12 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Florence, AZ is a smaller town and not a liberal bong-water like these other wacky gun hysteric stories come from. I am sure there are local school board members who are not the usual brain dead liberals...and wanted to quell any gun control Nazi like hysteria


19 posted on 02/02/2013 3:15:40 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeekAndFind
The war on boys continues.

The Marxist government K-12 school goal:
To raise up a nation of confused and self-hating and emasculated boy-men who are incapable of defending themselves, their families, or our nation. And...a nation of girl harpies that won't recognize a decent **man** when their very lives depend on it. Given the number of boy-men living in their mothers’ basements, the Marxists have nearly completely their mission.

Honestly.... CONSERVAITVES WAKE UP!!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WAKE UP!!!!!

The best way to solve this problem is to work to SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT K-12 INDOCTRINATION CAMPS!!! The socialist and godless government schools can't be reform because they **are** SOCIALIST AND GODLESS!!!!

REMOVE YOUR CHILDREN ON MONDAY!

One more thing:

Soon there will be government school teachers on this thread defending their actions in destroying America and its freedom by saying, “God called me to teach in, support, uphold, and **defend** these godless government indoctrination camps!” ( Barf!) Personally, I'd call it indigestion.

20 posted on 02/02/2013 3:29:19 PM PST by wintertime
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To: SeminoleCounty

In other words, this is an “End of the Road” type of town. There is no where else to go.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 3:31:30 PM PST by wintertime
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were a student, I would use an image of two men kissing and heavily petting each other- as my screen saver.

:)

And make sure everyone saw it.

What are they going to say? Would they dare say it was offensive?


22 posted on 02/02/2013 3:35:55 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry to repeat it so, but here's a pic my son did in high school art class circa 2003/2004. His art teacher gave it to me at his funeral.
23 posted on 02/02/2013 3:41:09 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: goldi
Read the comments at the end of the article. People have no respect for public schools anymore. They consider them a joke.

And they certainly should. There are two type of teachers; union thugs and cowards that won't stand up to union thugs.

24 posted on 02/02/2013 6:36:27 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: gaijin

Florence, eh? Yes, I do believe it is in their school district.

But the mailing address should be in San Tan Valley, AZ, 85143. It’s about 400 yards from my son’s (former) house on Ganzel/Rittenhouse Rd.

Just sayin’. Second instance of shoddy reporting I’ve seen in the Phoenix area this week.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 9:20:44 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Ray76

“Another appalling thought crime! We need new laws to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again! How many more children are going to be exposed to this idea before we do something! The time is now! Our kids are too important!”

Good point!!! So are they investigating who put the thought of gun violence in his head? How did he find that picture on the Internet, and what is being done about the person posting it? Did that person not know that the picture could be accessed by a MINOR?


26 posted on 02/03/2013 12:00:31 AM PST by BobL
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