School Says Deaf Boy’s Name Sign Looks Too Much Like A Gun

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By Michael Miller

You can’t make this stuff up. The good news: 3-year-old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, knows how to sign his name. The bad news: His school says his hand sign looks too much like a gun and has asked him to change it.

The school, in Grand Island, Nebraska, is forcing Hunter to change the way he signs his name, because they say his gestures violate their weapons policy. Lunacy reigns supreme, America.

Hunter’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. “We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child,” said Jack Sheard, Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson. Really, Jack? I have a suggestion: Take your heads out of your butts and allow him to use the registered sign for his name. Problem solved.

As reported by 1011now.com, Grand Island’s “Weapons in Schools” Board Policy 8470 forbids “any instrument…that looks like a weapon.” But a three year-old’s hands? Here’s Hunter’s dad, Brian:

“He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy. It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E.”

Hunter’s parents say that by Monday, lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf are likely to weigh in for Hunter’s right to sign his own name.

Despite whatever rules and regulations may exist, some Grand Islanders said they don’t think it’s right to make a three year-old change the way he says his name.

“It’s his name. It’s not like he’s going to bring a gun to school when he’s three years old,” commented Dana Schwieger.

“I find it very difficult to believe that the sign language that shows his name resembles a gun in any way would even enter a child’s mind,” said Fredda Bartenbach.

First, an 8-year-old boy in Baltimore is suspended from school for allegedly chewing his Pop-Tart into the shape of a handgun. Then, a 6-year-old Massachusetts boy is forced to apologize for “traumatizing” his schoolmates on the bus by brandishing a tiny – the size of a quarter – Lego-figure gun. And now, a 3-year-old deaf child may be forced to change the only sign he knows for his name.

All because of what? Overreaction? Politically correctness? Mass hysteria among school administrators or just downright stupidity? Whatever the reason, does it really matter? The bottom line is this: This nonsense is out of control. Period. Get a grip, people.

I wonder if the sign for “get a grip” looks like an “assault” rifle

Read more at http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/56402-school-says-deaf-boys-name-sign-looks-too-much-like-a-gun/

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Holly Hammer Hagelin says:

Here's a thought.. Bill Nighy ( British Actor ) has Dupuytren's contracture , a MEDICAL condition which has his ring and pinky fingers on both hands bend inward, permanently! and he cannot straighten them out…he always looks like he's playing 'cops and robbers'… how would the school board deal with THAT!

Suzanne Nowak Olsen says:

The idiots are probably not aware that they are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. They also don't know an iota about sign language. The whole board needs to be flushed down the proverbial toilet!

Gęø Gønzàłęz says:

You can get in trouble displaying a gun sign with your fingers but shooting the finger in school is perfectly fine

Katie Bertrand says:

I think this is ridiculous, but this is an old story that happened in the fall. However, I am not sure what came of it, I never heard anything.

Tricia Nicole Schuerman says:

Are u kidding me. We have become of a society of idiots!! A lego gun, a poptart, and now fingers. We use to bring water guns to school when we were kids to play with at recess. And i went to a catholic school!!!

Janel Roller says:

Wait…run, fun, nun…these words will have to be removed from the English language as they sound to much like the word "gun"! What a bunch of nonsense!

Gary Maio says:

My son is deaf and as a part of my parental education I learned to sign my name -Gary. The G is similar to a gun shape but so is an L if you turn it an incorrect way. People are actually suggesting that finger spelling is somehow going to proliferate gun use or turn some deaf child into a shooter? By the way, I am a retired NYC Detective and had guns in my house for a long time. My deaf son never thought that by signing he was portraying a gun. Some people have too much time on their hands. Get real.

So the next thing we'll be hearing about is some kid named "Gunner" not being able to use his name because the word "Gun" is in it. Don't be surprised if you see this happen next.

Next "they" will say that Hunter has
to change his name b/c the word 'hunt' is in it and it carries connotations of violence.

Next "they" will say that Hunter has
to change his name b/c the word 'hunt' is in it and it carries connotations of violence.

Grand Island Nebraska, this is the home of Hornady? Steve Hornady is on the NRA Board of Directors, and manufactures reloading components, reloading equipment and ammunition.

Chris Krytter Eyre says:

What a bunch of asshats!

I've got a hand sign for them and it doesn't look like a gun.

Karen Lanza Howard says:

This is truly dumb. I hope the parents sue.

Bill Howard says:

It is stupid indeed, Karen. But this kind of website hunts up this kind of drivel so conservatives can feel superior. This kind of idiocy is so rare that statistically it might as well not have happened at all.

Mike Safko says:

So, if his name was Gunner, would he not be allowed to say it?

Karen Lanza Howard says:

Just dumb.

Jayson Williams says:

Sad….just sad

I'm for the kid. this no guns in school is going to far. it's a sign for his name for crying out loud. and do I need to say discrimination. you fight for your child's rights parents. you are his voice.

Hey Hunter. You give them the middle finger sign. Keep your name. Get a deaf attorney and take this to the Supreme Court. Wonder what the court will do when the atty starts signing your name in a court of law where guns are not permitted.

Hey Hunter. You give them the middle finger sign. Keep your name. Get a deaf attorney and take this to the Supreme Court. Wonder what the court will do when the atty starts signing your name in a court of law where guns are not permitted.

Brooke Gianelloni Weiss says:

You have to be kidding me. I hope lawyers sue the school on the ADA violations.

Deidre Burkey Sorrell says:

This has to be the dumbest things I ever read. Punishing this child for his name! I would be getting an attorney to sue this school and school district for everything this falls under.

Amanda Mae says:

smh…

Unbelievable the kid is 3

Amanda Mae says:

smh…

Simone Bello Guillory says:

From a mom of a Deaf Son – this is OUTRAGEOUS! There are other letters of the signed alphabet that I suppose one could say resemble a gun – but to a deaf child or parent, its COMMUNICATION – it is hard enough to fit in as a "normal" person let alone have some sort of disability – because everyone stares – a Sign name is how they identify themselves – it has nothing to do with the shape of the hand. And as a deaf child gives each family member a "sign name" it is very special – it is very unique, it is well thought out. We have family members who we use the letter H – we put the H on the heart and on the chest, never in a million years would we relate a name of a loved one to something of harm or danger. GET A GRIP People – I can't wait to hear/see what the National Association for the Deaf has to say about this. What is this world coming to?

Dawn Credeur says:

INSANITY in my opinion!

Pamela Holden says:

If the boy were muslim, and the sign for his name resembled a gun, or a grenede being tossed, or a stabbing motion, no one would be demanding this.Your name is your identity, and to insistlittle Hunter change the way he signs it, is like wiping his identity away.High Time the parents and the community pushed back.The biggest bully in all of these ridiculous cases ,is the school.
And I don't think his name sign looks like the sign for the word "gun".
Political Correctness can ruin lives.

Jessica Holden Lauderdale says:

It's just crazy!!!

Jess KinCaid says:

When signing I think he should omly use one finger ;-);-)
Don't know a thing about his school but I am willing to bet it's government funded, union staffed liberal hot bed. In other words we payers are paying for a place that shouldn't exist.

It is waaaayyyyy past time that We, the People, TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK into our hands! Our entire society has been hijacked by evil tyrants whom intend to impose their will upon us. Until we all understand the threat to our very Liberty that these creature pose, none will be safe, OR FREE.

Start by attending PTA and school board meetings, AND DON'T BE SHY – TELL 'EM WHAT YOU THINK, WHAT YOU WANT, AND WHAT YOU WILL NOT TOLERATE! Continue this with city council meetings, state legislative hearings/sessions, "town hall" meetings with local, state, and federal "public servants", and for damned sure REMIND THEM WHO THEY SERVE. We OWN this nation, not our "public servants".

Jami Cook says:

this is horrible

that was me who commented but it came up as you Jami Cook then I realised I wasnt on my fb app. lol ur still logged in on my phone on the web app

Jami Cook says:

i usually am lol

Danica Dermott says:

The thought behind not having guns at schools is very developmentally appropriate for children, but how that is taught is what matters. If a kid is pretending that something is a gun, there is a conversation to be had with them about it. Suspending them doesn't help them to understand why that kind of play at school does not promote a safe learning community and why guns are not something to play with. They should be taught the seriousness of the consequences of playing with guns, but not shamed for what is very natural for them to do considering how many guns they see. Policies based on fear is not what will teach our children. Even young children can understand why this boy needs sign language and the clear difference between his name and a gun. This is a learning opportunity for them to better understand discrimination and the importance of equality. Let's hope his teachers see that.

Danica Dermott says:

The thought behind not having guns at schools is very developmentally appropriate for children, but how that is taught is what matters. If a kid is pretending that something is a gun, there is a conversation to be had with them about it. Suspending them doesn't help them to understand why that kind of play at school does not promote a safe learning community and why guns are not something to play with. They should be taught the seriousness of the consequences of playing with guns, but not shamed for what is very natural for them to do considering how many guns they see. Policies based on fear is not what will teach our children. Even young children can understand why this boy needs sign language and the clear difference between his name and a gun. This is a learning opportunity for them to better understand discrimination and the importance of equality. Let's hope his teachers see that.

You people are missing the point. For over 50 years gun owners have been demonized. Now they are taking it to the next level by teaching our children how bad it is to own a gun. I'm now sorry that I've served in combat for this country.

Jason Miller says:

Honestly I would like to keep posted on this issue, especially after the lawyers get involved. If it is still decided that the child "has to sign his name differently" then maybe somebody should take a gun to that school, specifically for the Dumba$$ that started the whole issue of "his name sign looks like a gun and is against our policy!" I SAY BS! If your afraid of his name sign then you don't need to be in an administrative role for ANY SCHOOL! $hit now adays is getting WAY TOO OUT OF CONTROL with our civil liberties for this $hit to be taken seriously!

Jason Miller says:

Honestly I would like to keep posted on this issue, especially after the lawyers get involved. If it is still decided that the child "has to sign his name differently" then maybe somebody should take a gun to that school, specifically for the Dumba$$ that started the whole issue of "his name sign looks like a gun and is against our policy!" I SAY BS! If your afraid of his name sign then you don't need to be in an administrative role for ANY SCHOOL! $hit now adays is getting WAY TOO OUT OF CONTROL with our civil liberties for this $hit to be taken seriously!

Steve Clark says:

Get educated school officials or get a different job ! This kind of stuff is going to far !

Steve Clark says:

Get educated school officials or get a different job ! This kind of stuff is going to far !

Tom Brown III says:

they should change his name to "fuck off" then he can just flip everyone the bird. problem solved.

Katrina Klein says:

Awesome,,also if there are any kids named Gunner,,they are going to need to go to city hall and change their birth certificates. IDIOTS!!!!

That school should really consider wrapping a bulletproof bubble around the building…. (note to self: create large bulletproof bubbles and sell them to everyone.)

David Douthit says:

in other news today, the school board want to remove the State of Idaho from school books because if you turned it on its side it resembles a gun

Jerilynne Graue says:

Omg. They go to far! Makes me feel postal on stupid!

Private School! Only way to go these days.

John Buddy Wilkinson says:

and my grandson gets a 5 day suspension for bending a paper clip into the shape of an 'L'..looks to much like a gun! No shit.. What a bunch of total morons.

Angela Baker says:

When did America get so damn touchy? everything OFFENDS or SCARES them. If its innocent and beautiful KILL IT QUICK! My grandfathers, my father and my brother all fought and shed their blood sweat and tears for this country so that we may have the right to sign our damn name however the hell we want. If I want to sign it with my effin middle finger ITS MY RIGHT! Soon, they will have taken away our right to HAVE rights. I would sue this school and demand a public apology and a separate one to the deaf community for so blatantly and obviosly trampling on their civil rights.

David Douthit says:

YAWN

Simple solution folks. Instill in your kids the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in your kids. Do not rely on others to do this for you. You may find that just the opposite will occur.

As for the pop tart incident that occurred, I saw the picture of it and to me it looked more like the State of Idaho than a gun. So I suppose they ought to remove the piece from the puzzles they have in grade school and not place state maps in the class rooms as one state resembles a gun. Turn their own rules against them. lol.

If someone had the Audacity to tell me that my kid couldn't sign their name a particular way, I would still be hard pressed to not throttle that individual. Having him change the way he signs his name would be akin to telling me I had to change the spelling of mine. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I will change the kids school or home school them before I subjected my kids to that level of stupidity.

Judy Elkins Olney says:

Maybe we should arm the military with sling shots…..

Judy Elkins Olney says:

Should everyone named Gunner be forced to change their name too! This is ridiculous….the politicians steel us blind and yet we turn the other cheek…… A baby, yes baby….three years old should change the way he signs his name……where are his rights?

I think the reason for all this hoopla has to do with all the above reasons mentioned in the article. Having the kid sign his name because it looks like a gun is ludicrous. If I had kids and someone in the school district had the audacity to tell me to that my kid can no longer spell his name because it looked like some disturbed individuals idea of a gun, would be lucky if I didn't throttle them. As for the pop tart incident, the pop tart to me resembled the state of Idaho more than it did a gun. I suppose we should ban the state because if it were turned on its side it resembles a gun. I really do dislike brain dead liberal. All they want to do is stir up hate and discontent. One day all of us that have kids are going to get royally pissed off. Until then keep screwing with them. Those of us that don't will probably find ourselves joining them.

Tim O'Brien says:

What morons. so anything that looks like a gun is now against the law? ok the ends of shoe laces look like the barrel of a gun. So what's next? Men cant go to the mens room cause it looks like a gun when they pee? Freaking morons and over acting. No wonder the kids of this generation are growing up all messed up. Look who the leaders are.

Leah Haponski says:

Teh parents should sue the school, not because they won't let their son sign his given name, but because he is now traumatized that he has a "bad" name! Give me a break people. Grow up! My 3 year old son turns anything he has into a "pow pow" and will sit there playing with us/his family saying pow pow pow pow pow over and over again…Does this make us bad parents? I don't think so. It just means we allow him to use his imagination. What do we do about it? We have taught him that we don't point guns at/shoot people. What does he do instead? He shoots his toys, the birds outside, etc.
Guns aren't the problem…the way people view them, treat them, use them is. Education is what is needed, not control.
I am surprised that when it comes to sex, they hand out condoms and "educate" everyone on how to do it "safely"…but when it comes to gun…they preach "abstinence" and want to take them away. Why not handle our issues on guns the same way they do sex?

Leah Haponski says:

On a another note…if guns are so bad, then why do they persist to use them in the movies/on tv/in cartoons/etc. Why do they sell and market "toy" guns to our children and then tell them they can't use them because they are bad? Talk about a mixed up society. NO wonder our children are so confused these days and they can't even tell what gender they were born as…

Mark King says:

OMG! Looks like a 3 year old deadly nail gun to me. We better start a movement to ban ALL CHILDREN! They will never stop pointing those dangerous fingers at people and things, and what if he puts it up his nose and it goes off by accident? Who will be to blame? The parents , of course. Ban children and end the problem now, before it's too late.

Michael Dar says:

I looks like a hand with crossed fingers to me…

Michael Dar says:

We should put real guns under their noses..to make them understand the difference!

Dave Figgers says:

Liberals just want total control. Doesn't matter the topic at hand. If they can't control it they don't agree with it. They are completely insulting this child. What are they going to do when he hurts himself because he thinks he has a bad name or an unaccepted name?

Our school systems are frought with corruption and indoctrination.

What's next? Ban the name "Gunner" or "Hunter" all together?

Michelle Blondin Blanz says:

They might as well make him change his spoken name too since "hunters" use guns after all. This is ridiculous.

Chris Jones says:

My kids will be named after assult rifles: Barrett Beretta colt

Chris Jones says:

That is it I am changing my last name to Winchester and all

Chris Jones says:

That is it I am changing my last name to Winchester and all

Debbie Cartmell says:

Are you serious, how does his sign name look anything like a gun, his fingers are crossed you morons. Instead of picking on little kids why don't you go after the moron who says we can't pray or say the pledge of alliengence. His Name is OBAMA. Get a grip on reality will ya.

Bob Zena says:

Typical liberal reaction….use a cannon to kill a fly.

Susan Harville-Bloise says:

Would they object to his shooting his middle finger aft someone? I doubt it. Profanity is ok. This is just HARASSMENT.

David Spain says:

Publish this in the local paper where everyone can see it, so the community will see what foolishness is going on at the schools there. Then maybe they will change their ways out of shame.

David Spain says:

Publish this in the local paper where everyone can see it, so the community will see what foolishness is going on at the schools there. Then maybe they will change their ways out of shame.

Senly Hernandez says:

wtf, hearing people don't know nothing about deaf sign language. when they start blame parent. there many differet kind sign language for name to show who u are.

I just cant believe that folks are this totally stupid..the kid should sue their pants off…what if the kids name was gunnther..?

Kenneth Teal says:

Pretty soon they are going to take away penciles, paper and books out of school.. They can also be used as weapons… This crap is getting out of hand America… Everyone needs to step up and fix it… Everyone…

There are kids with the name Gunnar, guess they better change their names.

Nile Iverson says:

He is the cutest! What a waste of time and worry. I think our education system has better things to do…

Bret Schroeder says:

To quote Forrest Gump- "My Mama says Stupid is as Stupid does…"

Lee Hoop says:

Technology may one day give that child hearing but for the adult school leaders that surround his life there will never be enough technology that will give them sight. Understanding and common sense is given by God; either you got it or missed it.

Andy Cantú says:

I would sue that dang school!

I think his sign name looks like someone crossing their fingers for good luck. So are they going to stop that to??? He's three let him keep his sign name

Peter Colsch says:

The ADA -needs- to after the school for discrimination. How many hearing children have been told to change their names? It also needs to be documented in his IEP that the school is creating a hostile learning environment.

Tom Colsch says:

Until I name my deaf kid "Gun".

Peter Colsch says:

What if you named a non-deaf child ruger, or colt, or for last names Remington, Howitzer, Browning, Mossberg? Going to demand that those children change their names?

Omg that is absolutely assinine.

Tammie Holt says:

I have an idea for the parents of this little boy. Tell the school to first change their name, and then they will see about changing the way their son changes his name. I bet the school won't do it. This is getting way past retarded.

Dawn Marshall says:

What is this world coming too. It's his name!!..

Caroline Horn Kelly says:

Unbelievable! We have become such a lacks society. Some of the rules are soooo stupid! What is really needed is to bring back respect in today's schools. A good swat on the behind never hurt anyone when I was in school and these crazy law makers need at least three to get their attention!

Patrisha Sotomeneses says:

That is ridiculous!!

Patrisha Sotomeneses says:

That is ridiculous!!

Caroline Horn Kelly says:

Unbelievable! We have become such a lacks society. Some of the rules are soooo stupid! What is really needed is to bring back respect in today's schools. A good swat on the behind never hurt anyone when I was in school and these crazy law makers need at least three to get their attention!

Crystal Massey says:

ok… if Hunter has to change the way he express his name… then these idiots should have to legally change their names… let's see, maybe Idiot Jones or Asshole Sheard… just a few examples….

Crystal Massey says:

ok… if Hunter has to change the way he express his name… then these idiots should have to legally change their names… let's see, maybe Idiot Jones or Asshole Sheard… just a few examples….

Shari Prince says:

Good thing his name isn't Gunner! ;-)

Shari Prince says:

Good thing his name isn't Gunner! ;-)

This is ridiculous, confusing an innocent child who's doing the RIGHT thing. You wonder why our kids get screwed up. GET A GRIP!

This is ridiculous, confusing an innocent child who's doing the RIGHT thing. You wonder why our kids get screwed up. GET A GRIP!

This is ridiculous, confusing an innocent child who's doing the RIGHT thing. You wonder why our kids get screwed up. GET A GRIP!

This is ridiculous, confusing an innocent child who's doing the RIGHT thing. You wonder why our kids get screwed up. GET A GRIP!

This is ridiculous, confusing an innocent child who's doing the RIGHT thing. You wonder why our kids get screwed up. GET A GRIP!

Chuck Townsend says:

People – People – People……….. THIS HOMELESS MARINE/NAVY VET here to Say: We still have 2 1/2 more years of OBAMA SHIT…….. WE THE PEOPLE, NO Matter what our DIFFERENCES are, if we have this COMMON UNJUST FEELINGS of this NOW GREEDY CORRUPT Government……… STAND TOGETHER, STAND STRONG……… & LETS TAKE THESES COCK SUCKERS DOWN……….. This Starts NOW……. Or Ya'll can just sit there with Your Heads up Your Ass as ALL You Sheeple out there will be Their SLAUGHTER………. Either way……… ALL Ya'll Out there just sittin there & WHINING about ALL THIS SHIT, INSTEAD of ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT…….. Let Me KNOW how that ALL works out for there DUMB ASSES!

Chuck Townsend says:

People – People – People……….. THIS HOMELESS MARINE/NAVY VET here to Say: We still have 2 1/2 more years of OBAMA SHIT…….. WE THE PEOPLE, NO Matter what our DIFFERENCES are, if we have this COMMON UNJUST FEELINGS of this NOW GREEDY CORRUPT Government……… STAND TOGETHER, STAND STRONG……… & LETS TAKE THESES COCK SUCKERS DOWN……….. This Starts NOW……. Or Ya'll can just sit there with Your Heads up Your Ass as ALL You Sheeple out there will be Their SLAUGHTER………. Either way……… ALL Ya'll Out there just sittin there & WHINING about ALL THIS SHIT, INSTEAD of ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT…….. Let Me KNOW how that ALL works out for there DUMB ASSES!

Chuck Townsend says:

People – People – People……….. THIS HOMELESS MARINE/NAVY VET here to Say: We still have 2 1/2 more years of OBAMA SHIT…….. WE THE PEOPLE, NO Matter what our DIFFERENCES are, if we have this COMMON UNJUST FEELINGS of this NOW GREEDY CORRUPT Government……… STAND TOGETHER, STAND STRONG……… & LETS TAKE THESES COCK SUCKERS DOWN……….. This Starts NOW……. Or Ya'll can just sit there with Your Heads up Your Ass as ALL You Sheeple out there will be Their SLAUGHTER………. Either way……… ALL Ya'll Out there just sittin there & WHINING about ALL THIS SHIT, INSTEAD of ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT…….. Let Me KNOW how that ALL works out for there DUMB ASSES!

Chuck Townsend says:

People – People – People……….. THIS HOMELESS MARINE/NAVY VET here to Say: We still have 2 1/2 more years of OBAMA SHIT…….. WE THE PEOPLE, NO Matter what our DIFFERENCES are, if we have this COMMON UNJUST FEELINGS of this NOW GREEDY CORRUPT Government……… STAND TOGETHER, STAND STRONG……… & LETS TAKE THESES COCK SUCKERS DOWN……….. This Starts NOW……. Or Ya'll can just sit there with Your Heads up Your Ass as ALL You Sheeple out there will be Their SLAUGHTER………. Either way……… ALL Ya'll Out there just sittin there & WHINING about ALL THIS SHIT, INSTEAD of ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT…….. Let Me KNOW how that ALL works out for there DUMB ASSES!

Chuck Townsend says:

People – People – People……….. THIS HOMELESS MARINE/NAVY VET here to Say: We still have 2 1/2 more years of OBAMA SHIT…….. WE THE PEOPLE, NO Matter what our DIFFERENCES are, if we have this COMMON UNJUST FEELINGS of this NOW GREEDY CORRUPT Government……… STAND TOGETHER, STAND STRONG……… & LETS TAKE THESES COCK SUCKERS DOWN……….. This Starts NOW……. Or Ya'll can just sit there with Your Heads up Your Ass as ALL You Sheeple out there will be Their SLAUGHTER………. Either way……… ALL Ya'll Out there just sittin there & WHINING about ALL THIS SHIT, INSTEAD of ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT…….. Let Me KNOW how that ALL works out for there DUMB ASSES!

Robert Smith says:

What is the e-mail address for this administrator, and what school district is this, we should FLOOD HIS IN BOX and that of the school board with e-mails stipulating our concerns, maybe they will get the message.

Robert Smith says:

We, that is those responsible for making policy decisions in our schools and country, are educated MORONS, they have gone so far to the right that they see problems with every shadow, they have forgotten what common sense is. This should be a wake up call for all of us. Vote out ALL the administrators and politicians who subscribe to their agenda's. Nuff said!

Im sorry i don't normally teach children to cuss in English or sign language but I would teach that child the sign for piss off

I guess teachers can't point in school it looks too much like a gun.

I guess teachers can't point in school it looks too much like a gun.

Chuck Norris uses his finger gun to shoot down enemy planes…

Carol Van says:

Really! He didn't make up the hand signal that signs his name! That was done and figured out years ago! Leave the boy alone and let him learn in the so called learning environment!!!!!!

Karena Kring says:

It's absurd! I am deaf and use some sign language and also have a 3yr old who is being taught sign language and his name is Levi. He often turns his tiny hands when signing his name and the "L" is pointed at someone rather than the long stick of the L being up and down. I dare anyone to expell my son for "violence" for trying to spell his name and his hand being turned wrong!!! He's a special needs child and I feel sign language is great for him to help open his door of communication needs. WOW! I can't fathom something like this!!!

David Lee says:

It's a troubling when the common scene is on vacation , thus the old school do as we say do ,, Zero tolerance teaches allot ,, there is no tolerance for anything , anyone , any group , any thoughts that are not acceptable by those who make the rules.. we are getting very close to my way or the High way and if your not in lock and step your a deviant.

David Lee says:

It's a troubling when the common scene is on vacation , thus the old school do as we say do ,, Zero tolerance teaches allot ,, there is no tolerance for anything , anyone , any group , any thoughts that are not acceptable by those who make the rules.. we are getting very close to my way or the High way and if your not in lock and step your a deviant.

LynnetteMichelle Hardy says:

I think the sign for "get a grip" would be middle finger extended.

That's crazy So your going to change sign language entirely. First there's a clear distinction between the name and a weapon. All fingers crossed compared to not being crossed. The boy is a child it is all up to interpretation. I think that this whole gun debate needs to be reeled in just a bit. It's getting a bit out of hand.www.freelibertarians.com.

Curt Lacrimosa says:

sounds like a diasabled persons discriminnation law suit to me. SUE for millions then stay home and home school the kid or get him in a better school.

Samantha Bigelow says:

Maybe he should change his name sign to his middle finger being slightly erect for these asses!

Christi Kline says:

This is old news. The boy won.

This is something all school systems need to look at and one of the best reason policies to no be modified. This is about one of the sadest stories ive seen yet. He is special needs. He is 3 years old and his name is Hunter. Really, dont take what this child has and has learned to be some sort of evil because of ignornce.

Robert J Bare Jr. says:

This isn't even about guns or shooting anything anymore. This is about our educational institutions becoming bastions of crass stupidity. Do you really want someone mentally deficient enough to initiate this sort of asininity "educating" your children? The examples cited at the end of the article are just a few, there have been far more and they all go beyond the pale. Anyone willing to make an issue of things so inconsequential, especially with children, are far more dangerous to your child than any weapon.

Clay Clute says:

I am completely disgusted. This isn't about gun control or public safety. This is about controlling people. It is his name. Do not allow the school district to take away the manner in which this child says his name. If we allow this to happen there will be no stopping the downward spiral.

Suson Hutcheson Pardew says:

It's the same if Jack Sheard was told that his name isn't acceptable to the American public! And that the Grand Island School Board should change their name to "Jerks R Us"!

Crystal McBride says:

Would the child have to change his name if it had a meaning that the school didn't like. I think not. Beyond that, the world wonders why our children have no imaginations anymore. This is just sad!

Crystal McBride says:

Would the child have to change his name if it had a meaning that the school didn't like. I think not. Beyond that, the world wonders why our children have no imaginations anymore. This is just sad!

Shaylah Schultz says:

This story is almost a year old. He didn't have to change his name. http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/School-District-Says-Deaf-Student-Not-Required-to-Change-Name-167784235.html

Becky Fisher says:

Also, how do you explain to a THREE YEAR OLD he has to change HIS NAME???

Debby Smith says:

I am ashamed to say this is my home state. Shame on them. The one thing, nobody should be able to take from you is your name. God Forbid.

Becky Fisher says:

I saw this yesterday on someone else's wall. This is ridiculous! His name is Hunter…Hunt…er.. How else should it be signed? AND…the letters g and h also look like a gun, are they going to take them out of the alphabet? People, "get a grip". (pun intended) (also I am pretty sure if Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan were still alive today, they would fight for Hunter's rights right along side his parents.) This right here really gets my goat!

Paul Oliva says:

This shows what is wrong with our country when a 3 yr old is being bullied by the public school system. Id tell the school to kiss my ass and sue for wrongful discrimination. This is prime example of why our public school system fails.

Paul Oliva says:

This shows what is wrong with our country when a 3 yr old is being bullied by the public school system. Id tell the school to kiss my ass and sue for wrongful discrimination. This is prime example of why our public school system fails.

Dale J. Kidd says:

I have exactly four words for the school district: "GET A F***ING LIFE!".

Dale J. Kidd says:

I have exactly four words for the school district: "GET A F***ING LIFE!".

Leslie Plank says:

The funny thing is, I bet most liberals can even see the crazy in this.

Leslie Plank says:

The funny thing is, I bet most liberals can even see the crazy in this.

Sam Spade says:

We have all these over-reactions on children, yet Marshal University allows a journalism professor that can't spell and lacks knowledge of American History threaten millions of Americans with murder.

Sam Spade says:

We have all these over-reactions on children, yet Marshal University allows a journalism professor that can't spell and lacks knowledge of American History threaten millions of Americans with murder.

Linda Kruz says:

Time to change schools.

Eileen Wheeler says:

This is totally ridiculous! When he signs he doesn't linger on the one letter! He continues with the next. Oh gee so what does the next letter represent? A three year old! Let it go. Oooooooooo. His fingers are crossed. Gee in old cartoons a gun with it's barrels crossed never worked. Besides all that. His fingers are not a gun. It's his communication. GET SOME COMMON SENSE PEOPLE!

I read the article-and the whole situation is wrong in so many ways. So a 3 year olds "signing" his name, and that's a danger to the whole school. Well. I think the danger here are the idiots that are too stupid to see how ridiculous this is. The school board is on some kind of power trip, and who ends up getting hurt? Why, the children, of course.

Brinda Hall Horn says:

How could some people become so stOOpid?!?!

Brinda Hall Horn says:

How could some people become so stOOpid?!?!

Carmen Paton says:

what a bunch of dipsticks…..my grandson is totally deaf and im sure when he learns to sign (even though he has cochelear ears he is gonna make the same gestures…but we live in australia where we dont have guns in every household and so we dont have the same paranoia arnt we lucky

Sharon Evans says:

You know the World is watching. What they are thinking and saying should be of concern to us. For so many reasons, this is so wrong and the thought of these people as INSTRUCTORS in our Schools, is even more alarming. Honestly people, what happened to Common Sense??

Eileen Wheeler says:

Amen Sharon.

Well, I'm sure there is bound to be one sign they could understand without having a problem…….

Whitney Sawyer McKim says:

Dumb

Suzanne Miller Bonds says:

Most school policies state that a child cannot bring a "look-alike" weapon to school. In no way, shape or form does a hand sign look like a weapon. Recognizing that there have been some very serious consequences of weapons in schools, some administrators have gone "way overboard" in trying to tighten the reigns in an effort to prove to parents that their kids are safe and that they will strictly enforce the rules. But, to say that the hand sign shown above looks too much like a gun is absolutely ridiculous. If someone came into a bank and made either of the above-hand signals, no one is going to believe they have a "look alike" weapon. It is a hand. Please use some common sense in these cases!

Suzanne Miller Bonds says:

Most school policies state that a child cannot bring a "look-alike" weapon to school. In no way, shape or form does a hand sign look like a weapon. Recognizing that there have been some very serious consequences of weapons in schools, some administrators have gone "way overboard" in trying to tighten the reigns in an effort to prove to parents that their kids are safe and that they will strictly enforce the rules. But, to say that the hand sign shown above looks too much like a gun is absolutely ridiculous. If someone came into a bank and made either of the above-hand signals, no one is going to believe they have a "look alike" weapon. It is a hand. Please use some common sense in these cases!

Michael Harris says:

It will only be a matter of time until the same people who came up with this idea decide to ban use of the word GUN in schools. They will also expunge all photographs of guns in history text books. Too stupid to imagine? I don't think so!

Stephanie Turnley says:

That is the stupidist thing I've ever heard in my life. Those ppl need to get a life and stop ruining our children's life.

Fred Keefer says:

It's funny how everyon on here complains about the so called agenda. Yet, when it comes time to vote, the only agenda on their mind is what the Gubmit can give me.

Fred Keefer says:

I'll take downright stupidity for $500 Alex.

WHAT Are they Drinking GOD.

Its a shame .. how when I was in school we didn't worry about school shootings ..so what has changed since then?? .. o I know!!! A PARENTS RIGHT TO DISCIPLINE THEIR CHILD!! Ppl now a days complain when ur child is a whiny depressed brat who expects everything handed to them and respects no one but yet if u yell or spank ur child its child abuse!!!

Why do the schools not use this as a lesson to teach the other kids what the sign means? The kids need to learn how to get along with other people.

Papa Nic says:

These are the people that were groomed to run our country, apparently into the ground.

Papa Nic says:

These are the people that were groomed to run our country, apparently into the ground.

I actually think that Hunter should change the sign for his name. If you look at the sign, you notice that the thumb and the third and fourth fingers are curled back on the palm the first finger crosses under the second finger. I think the sign should be changed so that the thumb, first, third and fourth fingers are curled back to the palm leaving the second finger extended. perhaps the principal would approve this sign as it looks nothing like a gun.

Just how STOOPID can people get? Yes, I misspelled stupid on purpose. After all, I is a English teacher. :-D

Benjamin Franklin says:

that's the stupidest story I ever heard I mean HE'S a three year old kid not some blazing wanna be gangster or thug these people are foolish

Kathy Kelley says:

what about the cub scout salute? Are they saying that this also needs to be changed? Really time for a change! bring on Oliver North for president.

I seriously want 10,000 people to email Jack Sheard and tell "him" in future to shit "his" pants in private.

Chris Smith says:

Actually, after putting some thought into it, the parents should teach the kid to sign his name differently. Middle finger, extended, with all others down.

Brad Johnson says:

I wonder what the record depth for having ones head up ones ass is.

John Makidon says:

Done. I'm glad the poor kids name isn't "Gunnar" or "Gunner". Come to think of it, maybe I'll legally change all three of my kids names to things like AK47 Makidon, AR15 Makidon, Baby Killing Bullet Hose Makidon…And see what sort of crap center grove tries to pull.

I think mom and dad should tell him how to sign STICK IT IDIOT!!! to the teacher next time they ask!

Just when I thought I had witnessed the abyss of bureaucratic liberal PC group think idiocy–I find a new sub level.

There's stupid. Then there's the apparent mandatory lobotomy that is apparently performed on all School District Administrators.

Just when I thought I had witnessed the abyss of bureaucratic liberal PC group think idiocy–I find a new sub level.

There's stupid. Then there's the apparent mandatory lobotomy that is apparently performed on all School District Administrators.

John Francis Moran Jr!! You apologize to all the people who have lobotomy's!! they are smarter then that and YOU KNOW IT! you would have to be a moron, then have a lobotomy, Then catch terminal stupidity to be that freeking stupid!!!!!!

Randy Melton says:

it violates their Zero Common Sense Policy.

Judy Adams says:

I think the parents should open the meeting by signing good morning to the entire school board.

This is just sad. I'm in training to become an ASL interpreter and this story is just disgusting, it's horrifying to see a school act this stupid. His name sign from the picture looks like it is just the letter R on its side, and the letter H also is very close to the sign for gun that they show above. Do they plan to ban the letter H too? And one more question, what will they do when they learn about guns in history, not say the word gun and force the interpreter to not use that sign?

Next they'll be saying he's throwing gang signs or something! This is sad! I've got a international symbol I'd like to shoe them myself!!!! See how they like that one. „¡„

Grizzly Brett says:

Fucktards…must be extremely boring in them there parts..Got a lot of free time to figure out how to make the world a WORSE place…Nothing suprises me..nothing.Peace

Gradualism to a T. Next the children will be banned for saying the word "gun". God, playing "cops and robbers" and there will be expulsion. Very shortly it will become illegal to watch spaghetti Westerns
shagetti wee

Gradualism to a T. Next the children will be banned for saying the word "gun". God, playing "cops and robbers" and there will be expulsion. Very shortly it will become illegal to watch spaghetti Westerns
shagetti wee

Kevin Lindsey says:

Ok. This is appalling and stuff like this is why we my 8 year old just had her last day of formal public education last week. However this news is almost a year old and the boy was allowed to use his name after "it hit the fan" last August.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/deaf-preschooler-hunter-spanjer-wins-sign-name-school-162348178.html

Jon Macdonald says:

This story is 9 months old (broke on Aug 28, 2012), its been dealt with and the school district and the family have moved on. I am as conservative as the next rational American but when you go digging for ancient news like this you loose credibility, its is called "news" for a reason, you are just stirring up an old pot.

Jon Macdonald says:

To top it off, it was the ACLU (yeah swallow that pill GOP extremists) that helped the kid by going to bat for him.
http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/School-District-Says-Deaf-Student-Not-Required-to-Change-Name-167784235.html

Ricky Ross says:

Steps To Creating "Terror" In Schools.

1. Program all children to fear the concept of guns, except for police and military possessing guns.

2. Program children and adults to report the hint/thought of a gun as a dangerous thing.

3. Program school managers to treat children and adults emotional fears regarding all things guns, as real threats to their personnel safety.

4. Allow the media to sensationalize and lie about all things guns.

5. Allow the school managers be creative in dealing with "terrorist" threats that cause fear in the minds of the little lemmings.

Larry Moore says:

Next they are going to ban letters of the alphabet like the letter L it looks like a gun or the letter Y it looks like a sling shot.. These people are just too STUPID and should ALL be FIRED…..

Larry Moore says:

Next they are going to ban letters of the alphabet like the letter L it looks like a gun or the letter Y it looks like a sling shot.. These people are just too STUPID and should ALL be FIRED…..

This is beyond SAD, the board of education of Grand Island, Nebraska needs to get a grip on themselves. They look ignorant to the rest of the Nation for such foolishness. I / We understand the fear factor in light of recent history across the country, but really have they ever heard the phrase pick your Battles carefully?

This is the most absurd thing I have ever heard… and I've heard a lot. I sure hope that the lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf set this school straight and let the boy sign his name the way it's meant to be signed.

This is the most absurd thing I have ever heard… and I've heard a lot. I sure hope that the lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf set this school straight and let the boy sign his name the way it's meant to be signed.

Myrna Mcgrath says:

You have to be kidding! This is absolutely ridiculous! Let's see if the school administration can insult this poor kid more than taking away his given name and his form of communication! I am so angry that the school administration.

Myrna Mcgrath says:

You have to be kidding! This is absolutely ridiculous! Let's see if the school administration can insult this poor kid more than taking away his given name and his form of communication! I am so angry that the school administration.

James J Sears says:

Wtf seriously come on people . That's just ridiculous…

Mason Kencade White says:

Not sure what gun their looking at but don't look like any iv seen an so does this mean the peace sign in a wrong way will reseamble a gun.

Hal Dodd says:

I think he needs to use another finger to show the school board–see if they understand THAT!

KelliSue Montague-Kolz says:

August 2012? Little bit late to see that it was resolved soon after, correct? http://www.examiner.com/article/school-district-reverses-decision-on-deaf-student-signing-name

Just curious, are they going to change the sign for "hard of hearing" too. It would pass as a gun being shot twice! Ridiculous right! And they are taking them to court over this!

Denise Lockhart Hill says:

This is just beyond stupidity, and what galls me more is that teachers are falling for this kind of stuff. Can they not use their brains? Where will it end?

Karin Folker says:

Pathetic eh what this world has come to….it'a wonder we're still allowed to breathe.

Denise Lockhart Hill says:

There will probably be some kind of government control on that soon, if not the amount of toilet paper we use. Can ya spare a square?

This is the reason I home school my child! Oh I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with IDIOTS.

This is the reason I home school my child! Oh I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with IDIOTS.

This is the reason I home school my child! Oh I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with IDIOTS.

This is the reason I home school my child! Oh I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with IDIOTS.

This is the reason I home school my child! Oh I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with IDIOTS.

This is the reason I home school my child! Oh I'm so thankful that I don't have to deal with IDIOTS.

Arrest those officials at the school for indecent exposure because their all dick headed morons.

Arrest those officials at the school for indecent exposure because their all dick headed morons.

Arrest those officials at the school for indecent exposure because their all dick headed morons.

Arrest those officials at the school for indecent exposure because their all dick headed morons.

Arrest those officials at the school for indecent exposure because their all dick headed morons.

Arrest those officials at the school for indecent exposure because their all dick headed morons.

Kelly Nichols says:

I understand the need for zero tolerancewhen it comes to guns and the school environment. However, resembling the sign for a gun and being the sign for a gun are two different things. This child will face enough struggles in his life. Why must he have to face such a stupid struggle using his means of communication. The other two incidents should have been solved with a simple stop doing that or throw that in the trash young man. We have to keep a common sense approach to raising children and education. How can we teach our children to think rationally when the adults are setting such rash, hasty, and unreasonable examples.

Kelly Nichols says:

I understand the need for zero tolerancewhen it comes to guns and the school environment. However, resembling the sign for a gun and being the sign for a gun are two different things. This child will face enough struggles in his life. Why must he have to face such a stupid struggle using his means of communication. The other two incidents should have been solved with a simple stop doing that or throw that in the trash young man. We have to keep a common sense approach to raising children and education. How can we teach our children to think rationally when the adults are setting such rash, hasty, and unreasonable examples.

Kelly Nichols says:

I understand the need for zero tolerancewhen it comes to guns and the school environment. However, resembling the sign for a gun and being the sign for a gun are two different things. This child will face enough struggles in his life. Why must he have to face such a stupid struggle using his means of communication. The other two incidents should have been solved with a simple stop doing that or throw that in the trash young man. We have to keep a common sense approach to raising children and education. How can we teach our children to think rationally when the adults are setting such rash, hasty, and unreasonable examples.

Kelly Nichols says:

I understand the need for zero tolerancewhen it comes to guns and the school environment. However, resembling the sign for a gun and being the sign for a gun are two different things. This child will face enough struggles in his life. Why must he have to face such a stupid struggle using his means of communication. The other two incidents should have been solved with a simple stop doing that or throw that in the trash young man. We have to keep a common sense approach to raising children and education. How can we teach our children to think rationally when the adults are setting such rash, hasty, and unreasonable examples.

Kelly Nichols says:

I understand the need for zero tolerancewhen it comes to guns and the school environment. However, resembling the sign for a gun and being the sign for a gun are two different things. This child will face enough struggles in his life. Why must he have to face such a stupid struggle using his means of communication. The other two incidents should have been solved with a simple stop doing that or throw that in the trash young man. We have to keep a common sense approach to raising children and education. How can we teach our children to think rationally when the adults are setting such rash, hasty, and unreasonable examples.

Kelly Nichols says:

I understand the need for zero tolerancewhen it comes to guns and the school environment. However, resembling the sign for a gun and being the sign for a gun are two different things. This child will face enough struggles in his life. Why must he have to face such a stupid struggle using his means of communication. The other two incidents should have been solved with a simple stop doing that or throw that in the trash young man. We have to keep a common sense approach to raising children and education. How can we teach our children to think rationally when the adults are setting such rash, hasty, and unreasonable examples.

Ted Fritsch Jr. says:

How about if he just changed his name to using the middle finger? I'm all for that. Every time they call his name, he raises his hand,,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Jen Baker says:

On a map, the state of Maryland looks like a gun!

Elwood 'EJ' Johnson says:

I think if this was my KID I would have a truck load of attorneys on board my tomorrow

Shame on that school …

Jenny Hobbie says:

That soo dumb mean really the school need to get over it

Dear God have mercy on us all. I'm glad I'm old. Insanity rules the country I grew up loving!!!

We have turned into a nation of idiots with politicians and administrators leading the pack. Common sense is gone. Just waiting for the end of the empire.

Phyllis Mitchum says:

OMFG!!!! This is SO outrageous! I don't know else to say! I'm speechless….

Phyllis Mitchum says:

OMFG!!!! This is SO outrageous! I don't know else to say! I'm speechless….

Mitch Mitchum says:

Just when you think the government couldn't any more stupid!

Lori Ann Moon says:

What Phyllis ^ said….Geesh!

OH. MY. GOSH…… Please tell me this is a joke…

Russell Hull says:

Get a grip! The child's name in no way resembles a gun. Even if it did…very silly minded people to fuss over anything so trivial. 90% of the crap they fuss about makes America seem to be the wimpiest socialist nation on the planet.

Russell Hull says:

Get a grip! The child's name in no way resembles a gun. Even if it did…very silly minded people to fuss over anything so trivial. 90% of the crap they fuss about makes America seem to be the wimpiest socialist nation on the planet.

Susan Creamer Call says:

You have got to be joking! I hope this is a hoax and not real. I would not make my child change the way he signs his name – That is just unreal! What is wrong with this world!

Susan Creamer Call says:

You have got to be joking! I hope this is a hoax and not real. I would not make my child change the way he signs his name – That is just unreal! What is wrong with this world!

Chris Allen says:

things like this make me embarrassed to be a Nebraskan.

Chris Allen says:

things like this make me embarrassed to be a Nebraskan.

Kris Kitsune says:

Why the hell does this article even exist? This just in, a little boy's sign language looks like a gun and he's clearly a threat… Are you kidding me? LOL

Kris Kitsune says:

Why the hell does this article even exist? This just in, a little boy's sign language looks like a gun and he's clearly a threat… Are you kidding me? LOL

Tracy Wood says:

Wow pure ignorance. This world is way too out of control.

Molly Townsley says:

I would help his parents with attorney fees to take that dumb@ss district to court!

Molly Townsley says:

I would help his parents with attorney fees to take that dumb@ss district to court!

Ken Mascaro says:

More bullying by school officials with children as victims

Ed Flanagan says:

We are in a fallen world. Part of that fallen world is the inability to reason logically. Common sense is no longer a part of our civilization, apparently.

Ed Flanagan says:

We are in a fallen world. Part of that fallen world is the inability to reason logically. Common sense is no longer a part of our civilization, apparently.

Rob Johansen says:

I'm old I guess but I still remember "6 Finger" and the commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVzs0lEULs. I think I probably took it to school too. I now appears that grown up laws apply to minors at such a level as to be beyond the ability of schools to be no more than a pre-prison system. Home schooling is getting a huge boost and soon private schools, branded by parents will be all the craze.

Rob Johansen says:

I'm old I guess but I still remember "6 Finger" and the commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVzs0lEULs. I think I probably took it to school too. I now appears that grown up laws apply to minors at such a level as to be beyond the ability of schools to be no more than a pre-prison system. Home schooling is getting a huge boost and soon private schools, branded by parents will be all the craze.

Ken Mascaro says:

If he was muslim you know there would be no problem at all

Ken Mascaro says:

One mor school official acting like a bully with achild as victim

Ken Mascaro says:

One mor school official acting like a bully with achild as victim

Ken Mascaro says:

If he was muslim you know there would be no problem at all

Jim Bailey says:

How do you sign stupid?

Ginny Ellenson says:

OMG unbelievable how over the top people go.

Completely ridiculous! Good thing the kid's name isn't Gunner… they would probably expel the poor kid for having a name that suggests a person using a gun…. SMFH

Sue Whitehead says:

WTH?

Sue Whitehead says:

WTH?

Really! This is crazy!

Carol Ensign says:

what a bunch of morons are running our schools, glad my kids are grown but feel sad for people with kids in school…they are going to wind up in jail or with kids suspended for taking a bite out of a marshmallow and the bite makes the rest look like a gun. What is this world coming to. What about the school that retina scanned the students and notified the parents 5 days after they did it and now have all the information garnered without permission?

As parents of a deaf child, we know something about sign language. The letter "H" is made by extending the first and middle finger and the other fingers curled in. OH NO! That's in the shape of a GUN! Guess we'll have to find a replacement sign for that letter! Well lets see; all the books and courses teaching sign will have to be reprinted. If not, how will you know if someone is signing the letter "H", or trying to shoot you! Somebody wake me up!

As parents of a deaf child, we know something about sign language. The letter "H" is made by extending the first and middle finger and the other fingers curled in. OH NO! That's in the shape of a GUN! Guess we'll have to find a replacement sign for that letter! Well lets see; all the books and courses teaching sign will have to be reprinted. If not, how will you know if someone is signing the letter "H", or trying to shoot you! Somebody wake me up!

Donna Pearson says:

Pity the students who want to sign "L" words…

Donna Pearson says:

Pity the students who want to sign "L" words…

Morgan Quinn says:

So stupid. L and G. Logan would have to do 2 gun signs to sign his name… Ludicrous.

Morgan Quinn says:

So stupid. L and G. Logan would have to do 2 gun signs to sign his name… Ludicrous.

Morgan Quinn says:

So stupid. L and G. Logan would have to do 2 gun signs to sign his name… Ludicrous.

Morgan Quinn says:

So stupid. L and G. Logan would have to do 2 gun signs to sign his name… Ludicrous.

Morgan Quinn says:

So stupid. L and G. Logan would have to do 2 gun signs to sign his name… Ludicrous.

Morgan Quinn says:

So stupid. L and G. Logan would have to do 2 gun signs to sign his name… Ludicrous.

Lou Ellen Brown says:

Sanity has lost its mind! What in the name of goodness is wrong with people? I am getting too old to give much serious consideration to people who are so obsessed with PC that they have to make up things to satisfy the ridiculous notions that they have made up, which make no sense at all. Some of them must worship tree elves of something.

It's time to take our schools back for the liberal insane asylum escapees!

Patrick Allis says:

I have a very simple "finger" sign for these nuts that are looking for guns in the shape of clouds, pastries and names…i.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

David Becker says:

Guess they need to change the following letters in ASL, because they look like a gun. D, G, H, I, U, and Z. Z is really bad because it looks like you are waving a gun around. Idiots.

Magaly Rivera says:

These people are so ridiculous! ! I have much more to say, but I rather not. How about they worry about the real problems..

IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS!!!!!!!! I would love to turn back time and live in the 50's, 60's.

Hal Kiah says:

Geez, these people are just Paranoid anymore! They'll be lucky if some Other student, who communicates under the same way, doesn't just flip them the Bird!
Damned Foolishness!

Cherie Zlata says:

Exactly! Get a grip people!!!

Jeannie Gill Hinck says:

What if the poor kid's name was "Gunner?" Libtards ruin liberty.

Debbie Paulsen says:

Okay, first off, I'm fluent in sign language and that article is wrong. The bottom is the letter H not gun. Gun is one finger extended w/ the thumb "cocked" upwards. The top is a sideways R. They probably start his name w/ the H and "roll" it down into an R, that's common. Secondly, he didn't pick his name. Deaf people are GIVEN their names by a family member. That school has no right to criticize his name or ask him to change it. That is such crap! see: https://www.facebook.com/FoxieNews/posts/10200723011930806 ignore the sleeping cat in the background LOL.

Traci Graves says:

Guess no one at this school better cross their fingers for luck either ….Smh

Allison Bauldree says:

Jeez this is insane! It's his name…leave him alone. Our actual sign for our school at Texas Tech University is the Guns Up sign…I wonder what the politically correct people think of that.

Are these administrators really just cheap robots with a low dose of artificial intelligence? Can real human beings put into their positions really be that STUPID!

Whats going to happen to these kids and this country when
they become old enough to defend this country? They will all say no! That is of course if this country still exists as we no it. Very sad :-(

Sandi Long says:

school it nebraska you are so STUPIIDDIDASIDIDIERDIDAS,,, YOU ARE DUMB,,, FOR REAL NOW.

Robbie Robinson says:

People really need to get a life, this stuff is getting stupid and out of control. People are taking every little thing they can jump on and making something ignorant out of it. If I were the parents I would tell them straight up, that's my sons name he is deaf and that is the sgn for his name like it or get over it..Pathetic!

to put it bluntly,,, they, the school need to go fuck themselves.. SMIB

Billy Howard says:

What's next, kids can't shit at school because the turds look like long barrel shotguns?

Billy Howard says:

What's next, kids can't shit at school because the turds look like long barrel shotguns?

Can he sign "shut up Jack?

William York says:

I'm under the impression that BIG BROTHER is getting to big for his britches telling our school system what to teach , How to teach-,- when to teach -,- or you will not get any funds to run your school system…….I say go to hell big brother our school budget comes from our tax base the money is not yours nor is meant for you to tell us what to do with it. As far as I know the Government is for the people by the people.. Big brother politics is out of line and not a king and or in charge of any thing they think they are if every state would just stop sending there tax money to them and tell the world there not in charge any more they would have to resign..

Brad Statham says:

Sue them for discrimination under the ADA. Use the Left's own weapons against them.

Brad Statham says:

Sue them for discrimination under the ADA. Use the Left's own weapons against them.

One of my sons was expelled from 2 Jr high schools in the Los Angeles area for stupid things like these…given where the LA schools stand in the ratings, it wasn't such a bad thing to be removed :) As a single mother, I couldn't afford an attorney for this stupidity – and luckily my son didn't feel labeled and is in college doing very well.

Ryan Nyarlathotep Jack says:

I don't usually side with "conservatives" "liberals" or any other side…but this shit is just stupid. I'm really starting to hate post 9/11 America.

Ryan Nyarlathotep Jack says:

I don't usually side with "conservatives" "liberals" or any other side…but this shit is just stupid. I'm really starting to hate post 9/11 America.

Thomas Sims says:

It is so sad when society has gotten so bad that we have to be so "Politically Correct" on everything. Society needs to get a handle upon itself and one way is to bring GOD back into the picture. History repeating itself here. Took God out of the school in the 60's and it went down hill. Now, we have taken God out of schools again and it has gotten worse.

Thomas Sims says:

It is so sad when society has gotten so bad that we have to be so "Politically Correct" on everything. Society needs to get a handle upon itself and one way is to bring GOD back into the picture. History repeating itself here. Took God out of the school in the 60's and it went down hill. Now, we have taken God out of schools again and it has gotten worse.

you've got to be kidding, this country has become so wrong!

you've got to be kidding, this country has become so wrong!

Steve Kasian says:

Perhaps someone needs to put a real gun to the heads of each of the administrators so they can learn the difference between a symbol and a firearm.

Steve Kasian says:

Perhaps someone needs to put a real gun to the heads of each of the administrators so they can learn the difference between a symbol and a firearm.

Vern Champ says:

Jack E Sheard
835 Sagewood Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803

They should make all muslims change there names cause they sound like a terrorist name

I have a sign for them all…a fist, with a raised middle finger! The whole bunch of liberal idiots have lost their cotton-picking (I know, that's racist!) minds!

Donna Hargrove says:

This is absolutely ridiculous!!

Roseanna Borelli says:

Ugh, this isn't true. Hunter was taught sign using the S.E.E. method (Signing Exact English). However, the school district Hunter lives in teaches the 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. Grand Island Public Schools has not changed the sign language name of any student, nor is it requiring any student to change how his or her name is signed," district spokesman Jack Sheard said. The sign language techniques taught in the school district are consistent with the standards of the Nebraska Department of Education and ASL. I know many deaf people and most of them spell their name when meeting new people. If they have a sign-name, it's been given to them by other members of the deaf community and is based on a personal characteristic, talent, hobby, etc. It's unfortunate that Hunter's parents taught their little boy the sign action for the profession/hobby of "hunter" instead of teaching him to spell his name. There is debate over which is better, ASL vs. SEE, and it depends some on if your child is completely deaf or just hearing impaired.

Darren McIntyre says:

Words can not describe how I want to react. With that said I'll say just two words…"Fucking Idiots!"

That's how I feel. Have you read the news article on the kid who was suspended for eating his pop tart into the shape of a gun. The school was providing counseling to anyone who needed it regarding the "pop-tart incident." Amazing!!!

Darren McIntyre says:

Completely dumbfounded on how America is turning left. Loved how the NRA gave that same boy a lifetime membership.

Darren McIntyre says:

Completely dumbfounded on how America is turning left. Loved how the NRA gave that same boy a lifetime membership.

Shit, I wish they would give me a lifetime membership. Would save me $1000

Shit, I wish they would give me a lifetime membership. Would save me $1000

Then the girl scotts need to change the promise sign thing. They need to change the letter H and R in the sign language alphabet. Does the letter Q look like a gang sign? guess that needs to be changed! People r ridiculous!

Get use to it this is what the F–king LIBS wont and they are winning over everyone……Next they will go after me for telling my grandson to pull my finger and he goes to school the next day and shows other kids what grandpa should him…. I look at it that all left wing DEMS and all LIBS can shove it up there A$$….. Sorry just had to say that…..

I will give them a sign ! A one finger sign!!!

I will give them a sign ! A one finger sign!!!

I will give them a sign ! A one finger sign!!!

Darren McIntyre says:

No Ken, Tell us how you really feel.

Scott Fecher says:

Most liberals think this is silly. Trying to use this as ammunition against gun control measures is also silly.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

I would just say To the school administrators and to the teachers that don't like this, very point blank and to the point, This is my name, I will not change it, end of discussion. Next they will tell Billybob Smith that he has to change his name to WilliamRobert Brown. Maybe they could spend more of their energy trying to get Barrack Obama's name changed to Federal Prisoner # ****************.

You have got to be kidding how stupid. This is how the little boy communicates and you idiots want to change it. Get real. Deal with things that are seriously hurting kids

Debbie Richardson Carter Dunaway says:

This is unreal and stupid! My goodness,its just his hand!

The principal of that school needs to be bitch-slapped backwards across a parking lot.

The principal of that school needs to be bitch-slapped backwards across a parking lot.

I grew up in Nebraska, but left more than 30 years ago due to husband's occupation. Sounds like they have gotten to be nothing but stupid now.

I grew up in Nebraska, but left more than 30 years ago due to husband's occupation. Sounds like they have gotten to be nothing but stupid now.

Who came up with this is one more stupid bitch or prick.

Who came up with this is one more stupid bitch or prick.

Objecting to the way a 3yo signs his name because it resembles a three year old finger gun? Disciplining kids for chewing their pop tarts into a gun shape or brandishing a quarter sized toy? I'm sorry, someone tell me again which side is supposed to have the irrational gun fetish here because I've lost track.

Ravyn Jazper-Hawke says:

Looks like this was resolved in August of 2012, but it's ridiculous that it was even an issue in the first place. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/deaf-preschooler-hunter-spanjer-wins-sign-name-school-162348178.html

Robin Kelly says:

This it over the top…what is this country coming too. RIP the America I knew!

Paula Maricle says:

Because of pure stupidity, if he where my son they would change their policy plain and simple. Where has the common sense that people used to think with gone?

Paula Maricle says:

Because of pure stupidity, if he where my son they would change their policy plain and simple. Where has the common sense that people used to think with gone?

Gretchen Reed says:

as a hearing parent with 2 young Deaf boys this infuriates me! what next people? are we going to ban writing the word gun? speaking it? the letter H in ASL looks like a gun. try making them change part of their culture to fit your ideals of a perfect censored utopia and see the shitstorm you will stir up wI will stand behind their rights all the way.

Larry Powell says:

so what are teachers doing in school, it seems they are most interested in causing a problem, that solving the problem of educating the children. When did our schools and teachers become a police. Liberalism is a mental illness.

Kim MadeThat says:

You know it used to classified "Deaf, Dumb, and Stupid"Back in the day.I am deaf and I will not stop signing for anyone.This is just UGH!

Kim MadeThat says:

You know it used to classified "Deaf, Dumb, and Stupid"Back in the day.I am deaf and I will not stop signing for anyone.This is just UGH!

Kim MadeThat says:

No it is a just a huge smack in the face to the deaf.

Mike Berlon says:

Not saying that the school isn't stupid for this…but to bring this story up and act like it just happened and is some part of a current agenda is bush league. This happened last year…and the lawsuit (which the family won) was over in August 2012. Bringing this up now and trying to tie it to any recent incidents of schools suspending students is piss poor journalism. But, when both sides are stupid and want to further their agendas, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Lazy journalism at its finest here.

Mike Berlon says:

Not saying that the school isn't stupid for this…but to bring this story up and act like it just happened and is some part of a current agenda is bush league. This happened last year…and the lawsuit (which the family won) was over in August 2012. Bringing this up now and trying to tie it to any recent incidents of schools suspending students is piss poor journalism. But, when both sides are stupid and want to further their agendas, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Lazy journalism at its finest here.

Jordan Tatum says:

What if a non-deaf child's name is Gunter. Does he have to change it or its spelling becuse it has 'Gun' in it???

Jordan Tatum says:

What if a non-deaf child's name is Gunter. Does he have to change it or its spelling becuse it has 'Gun' in it???

Wow! Is all I have to say.

Mark Templin says:

How about changing it to a single middle finger?

Mark Templin says:

How about changing it to a single middle finger?

Mark Templin says:

How about changing it to a single middle finger?

Mark Templin says:

How about changing it to a single middle finger?

Mark Templin says:

How about changing it to a single middle finger?

Marie Wilcox Cook says:

Wow. Just….wow.

Matt Koepp says:

Should be a lot more middle fingers thrown up in todays society!

Matt Koepp says:

Should be a lot more middle fingers thrown up in todays society!

Mark Templin says:

How about changing it to a single middle finger?

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Minx McCloud says:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is something in the air or the water that is making people go completely insane! I can find no other reason for this craziness. Poptarts? Tiny Lego guns? American Sign Language? Etc. I need to live somewhere that this stuff doesn't happen, but where the heck would that be? STOP THE MADNESS!

Alan Dobbs says:

I would have to imagine the sign for "get a grip" would be strikingly similar to the sign for "F*** You".

Hitler youth were raised to kill Jews, Todays youth are raised to kill the unborn babies they conceive. But have a gun to defend your home and family? OUT OF THE QUESTION! Nevertheless >>>—> for those who are born again of God in Christ, heaven is only a short breath of time away! FEAR NOT thou mighty valiant ones!

Rick Sandino says:

BS……. Maybe he should sign with a single barrell

The indoctrination of our children into the liberal mindset is one of the most destructive forces in our society. I used to think my mom was a a crazy conspiracy theorist. But it's things like this that make me realize she was spot on.

Do you have any idea how angry I am. After reading this? (I'm deaf). Can share about this but right this sec I'm wayyyyy passsed pissed.. is it a deaf school or hearing if its hearing then. Its fear of hearing people as he signs hi name if its deaf school I doubt they say anything but id like have couple of those bastards in room right about now .. man am I mad

Hunter needs to change what the universal sign for H is because it looks like a gun? People are getting more and more stupid by the second. this three year old who can sign his name is absolutely amazing, and to have ignorant adults unable to define what an H looks like in sign language is just sad……… Should these teachers even be teaching anyone anything?

I think we need to all Home School our children, and keep them away from the obvious incompetence of the so called teachers that do not know the difference from an H in sign language from a real metal gun that actually does have bullets come out of it. Pretty soon it will be against school policy to exhale because the air coming out of our mouths look like guns….. It makes me wonder who is the child and who is the adult……

Dona-Roger Austin says:

How can you comment on this. The absurdity leaves you at a loss for words.

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

I know Aunt Donna. I am at a loss for words. It is hard for me to believe that children are being bullied like this by teachers. Hunter is 3 years old, he is deaf, and he can sign his name. To tell him that he needs to try and find a different sign for H or R is just mind blowing. How are things in Maine?

Adam Chase says:

i guess everyone with the last name Gunn must all change their names too.

As the parent of a deaf child, I am beyond OUTRAGED! This *explicative* is beyond out of control!

Turns out this is a story from last year. The young boy has won the right to sign his name his way.
http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/School-District-Says-Deaf-Student-Not-Required-to-Change-Name-167784235.html

Ely Bmxer says:

why not just switch school. I would switch him to different school.

You know…if adults who actually have guns were treated the same exact way that kids in school who do the most innocent of things that makes adults cringe because of a 'gun' image…I bet we will never ever hear of another person having any guns issues ever again!

Robert Utecht says:

This is a great story, but you all should know this. If you follow the links back to the original story, it is from August of 2012. The story has already been settled, the kid got to keep using his sign name.

Gordon Dugic says:

AaaaMEN the stupid jacass people controll the dawggone retarded idiots!!! jackasses!!!!!!!

Mary Crohan says:

How do the IDIOTS get into a position of authority in the first place? Someone has to hire them. I say fire them. To pick on a deaf boy and expect him to change his name is nothing more that moronic!

Tanya Laney Traywick says:

We see the name Gunner is school, shall we force the parents to legally remove their son's name? It says "gun"

Travis Vance says:

..and on that note, maybe I'll just open a private school with firearms included in the curriculum. That's sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Travis Vance says:

I predict a lawsuit citing the Americans With Disabilities Act…and I hope they win.

oh no his name is hunter, he is guilty, a hunter is always guilty just the name is a sign of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, maybe change his name to moonbeam if that wont upset anyone , or spider or…tree. why does the school not come up with safe names that don't cause offensive?

Jehanne V-b says:

I can't take it anymore. How do I get off this planet? Has anyone colonized Mars yet?

they should be fired for stupidity I have a hand sign for em and it looks like a bird.

americans, you folks have been on drugs for way way way too long. wow. wow.wow.the insanity grows at such speed. people are seeing things that don't exist and believing their insanity.

Wonder what they'd do if his name was "Gunner"! If he was not a deaf child he would have to SAY his name in school. Would they prevent HIM from saying his name, too? No! (Well not yet!) This is just plain RIDICULOUS! I wonder how stupid people in "administrations" can be and still BREATH! I think this school district views this as a challenge!

My son is named Hunter and is deaf, though uses cochlear implants , his name sign is a signed H, he is at the Connecticut School for the Deaf and They so far have not had an issue. This gun thing is OUT OF CONTROL….. get real people. It isn't an image or a sign or a picture or replica from a food eaten to that shape or a miniature toy that is the issue, and it really isn't even a real gun. Its the mentality of the human race. Policing ourselves and watching out for family and friends and assuring they get medical help for mental health issues is one of our biggest issues, and then there are the criminals who don't obey the law in the first place. Get real and stop this nonsense.

John Reiss says:

Seems like the PC folks would be on the side of this child …. but then they wouldn't be the PC folks if they could reason such a thing …..

Kathy Karns-Johnson says:

Dare I say…quite on target!

Meanwhile we have an Islamic imam calling for armed Juhad at a Virginia High School commencement and THERE IS NO OUTRAGE BY PARENTS. NO LAWSUIT. NO CHARGES FILED. WHAT US WRONG WITH THESE PARENTS? YOU HAD ALL BETTER WAKE UP!
http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/03/01/ethiopian-imam-calls-for-armed-jihad-in-virginia/

Guns don't kill people, people kill people

I am so tired of hearing about this absurd crap. Teachers, get yourselves busy ramping up your skills. Instead of trying to be thought control Nazis. Our children's test scores and our declining status as a nation on all measurements of aptitude prove: You ARE NOT DOING THE JOB OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE PAYING YOU TO DO. Get YOUR POLITICS OUT OF OUR CLASSROOMS! You should all consider yourselves fortunate my daughter has made it to college thanks to a FEW good teachers because MOST were completely inept. You would not want to be dealing with me on something like this trust that.

Rowerwet says:

ha! my homeschoolers run around with squirt guns, rubber band guns and even real looking toy guns! glad they can even play with them in our school room.

Rowerwet says:

ha! my homeschoolers run around with squirt guns, rubber band guns and even real looking toy guns! glad they can even play with them in our school room.

The young boys hands are so small, it must look like a Derringer. So stupid.

The young boys hands are so small, it must look like a Derringer. So stupid.

Teressa Rogers Bollinger says:

Agree. So stupid.

Every adult in that school should be forced to change their name.

Every adult in that school should be forced to change their name.

Jim Edmundson says:

YOU JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID AND MOST EDUCATORS TODAY FIT THAT DESCRIPTION. THANK GOD THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN 25-YEARS AGO WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE IN SCHOOL BECAUSE I WOULD BE IN JAIL NOW.

Carla Powell says:

I am sorry this is becoming the land of the ridiculous. Let's use our heads everyone and not get on the soap boxes and try to be Politically correct – it is called using the brain you were given. Common Sense.

Carla Powell says:

I am sorry this is becoming the land of the ridiculous. Let's use our heads everyone and not get on the soap boxes and try to be Politically correct – it is called using the brain you were given. Common Sense.

Susan Nottingham Guy says:

Isn't that the truth!

Abq Onearmedbandit says:

And these people are paid *extra* because they are in a position to use judgement. Since they have proven incapable of exercising said judgement, their pay should be reduced.

Brian Hart nailed it!!!

Brian Hart nailed it!!!

Gale Slack says:

there are rally some stupid people out there

Gale Slack says:

there are rally some stupid people out there

Allan Johnson, this is what I meant to tag you on…not the golf club joke. Ooopps!

hahaha lol u are funny , Aunt Missy

Leah Hyman Baker says:

Wow, really? This school should be ashamed! The boy is 3! The parents may want to look at this as a violation of his rights as a child with special needs. A great website for them to look at is http://www.wrightslaw.com Mr. Wright is a lawyer that has successfully represented children with special needs and won cases against the schools in the Supreme Court. Enough is Enough. Maybe the people in charge of this School system need to get some common sense!

Leah Hyman Baker says:

Wow, really? This school should be ashamed! The boy is 3! The parents may want to look at this as a violation of his rights as a child with special needs. A great website for them to look at is http://www.wrightslaw.com Mr. Wright is a lawyer that has successfully represented children with special needs and won cases against the schools in the Supreme Court. Enough is Enough. Maybe the people in charge of this School system need to get some common sense!

Robin Morse says:

Besides the control issue, I would like to see someone shoot a gun with the barrels crossed. LOL go ahead and make the child change his way of signing, I hope you are sued for picking on someone who is disabled. Isn'[t it the policy of every school to make available proper education for all. "no child left behind"! Come on people. You can't have it both ways. That's like saying "that kid is in a wheel chair he is going to have to change his mode of transportation because we have a policy of no motorized vehicles inside the school building". Sounds pretty stupid doesn't it? Jack don't know crap, if he feels he can traumatize a kid and bully him and his parents into changing the kids sign for his name which technically means changing his name altogether. I personally think "Jack" is a jackass, but that's just my opinion. Hunter does not need to think there is something wrong with his name. He has a wonderful name, a strong name. The kid is going to hate school before he ever gets used to school. Grow up people. Help this kid, don't bully him.

Robin Morse says:

Besides the control issue, I would like to see someone shoot a gun with the barrels crossed. LOL go ahead and make the child change his way of signing, I hope you are sued for picking on someone who is disabled. Isn'[t it the policy of every school to make available proper education for all. "no child left behind"! Come on people. You can't have it both ways. That's like saying "that kid is in a wheel chair he is going to have to change his mode of transportation because we have a policy of no motorized vehicles inside the school building". Sounds pretty stupid doesn't it? Jack don't know crap, if he feels he can traumatize a kid and bully him and his parents into changing the kids sign for his name which technically means changing his name altogether. I personally think "Jack" is a jackass, but that's just my opinion. Hunter does not need to think there is something wrong with his name. He has a wonderful name, a strong name. The kid is going to hate school before he ever gets used to school. Grow up people. Help this kid, don't bully him.

This is outrageous! I would tell them that I am NOT changing my child's name! Just because YOU think it looks like a gun. Its his name we have signed since he was born. Would they change their child's name? I think not…

David Rice says:

First step…find another school. You don't want such imbeciles teaching your child.

This has been carried entirely too far…stupid.

Kathy Haendiges says:

I agree with you David … 100%!!! This is so stupid, I'm speechless!

April Parr says:

This is why we can't have nice things.

Amy Murphy says:

Is this for real?! And if so… Are they going to make asl change the sign for "h". Cause its looks a "lot" more like a gun than Hunter's name.

Ad Lib says:

I am glad to see that schools are keeping environments safe from deadly fingers, pastries and Lego. It helps to prepare kids for the day when they can own a gun at the age of five free of restrictions.

Stan Lawson says:

Dumb is as dumb does…….Time to change the way America thinks….There are more lunatics running things these days, and my question is WHY?

Tim Birdsall says:

Another example of the "pussified" America of today, as some local radio personalities put it. You cannot force a 3 year old, or any age, for that matter, to change the way they sign their NAME, idiots. Sack up and grow a pair, collectively, America, and stop being threatened by the smallest fricking things.

Jodi Caldwell says:

crap like this really pisses me off….

Jodi Caldwell says:

crap like this really pisses me off….

Monica Olmstead says:

This is asinine! Wth is wrong with people! They let 'em have forks and knives in school but this kid can't sign his own name!? I've heard it all now. Makes me ashamed to say some of these people are our fellow Americans. I read this morning that Muslims are being allowed to pray in school, but not Christians. Fred says if you're a white Christian in America you're screwed.

Monica Olmstead says:

This is asinine! Wth is wrong with people! They let 'em have forks and knives in school but this kid can't sign his own name!? I've heard it all now. Makes me ashamed to say some of these people are our fellow Americans. I read this morning that Muslims are being allowed to pray in school, but not Christians. Fred says if you're a white Christian in America you're screwed.

Monica Olmstead says:

…sorry for the rant.

Tim Birdsall says:

That's not true. Everyone is allowed to pray in school, but it cannot be school sanctioned. Let's not get into bigotry, that is not the issue at hand. That is a whole separate problem.

Tim Birdsall says:

That's not true. Everyone is allowed to pray in school, but it cannot be school sanctioned. Let's not get into bigotry, that is not the issue at hand. That is a whole separate problem.

Nancy Helms says:

'rethink that. In our local school they get plastic forks and spoons. Absolutely no knives, not even plastic ones. I let my child take a plastic knife to cut the mystery meat they serve and it was promptly taken away from and he was told to never bring one to school again. So being politically correct means eating like animals as well..

Monica, you have nothing to be sorry for!

I have to say that I agree with Fred..

I have to say that I agree with Fred..

Tim Birdsall says:

Another example of the "pussified" America of today, as some local radio personalities put it. You cannot force a 3 year old, or any age, for that matter, to change the way they sign their NAME, idiots. Sack up and grow a pair, collectively, America, and stop being threatened by the smallest fricking things.

Chuck Litteral says:

Looks like the Liberal plague is infecting the entire country. Just bring on the zombies already.

Brenna Lyons says:

Is this old? I thought this was resolved in favor of the child in late 2012. http://www.khastv.com/news/local/Deaf-toddler-keeps-his-name-sign-177130521.html

And this is America, we need to start taking these idiots to court. That's the only way to stop this B.S. Hurt with huge monetary penalties.

Kurt Cook says:

That does it! If I ever have kids. I'm home schooling! there is no way in Hell I'm letting these morons teach my children anything!

Thomas Bostwick says:

I'd shake your hand if I could. People complain and complain about how terrible the public school system is, yet they refuse to simply take their kids home. That is the only way to prevent this sort of thing happening to you.

Thomas Bostwick says:

I'd shake your hand if I could. People complain and complain about how terrible the public school system is, yet they refuse to simply take their kids home. That is the only way to prevent this sort of thing happening to you.

Melani Hajny says:

That is discrimination due to a disability and IS against the law. But I guess that doesn't matter any more.

Greg Baylor says:

Kurt, I salute you, Sir! I've been preaching that for years! Stay the hell out of public schools.

Well…honestly, you can't keep this kind of thing from happening to your child. You can't just shield your child from the world thinking they will never be faced with it. It doesn't matter where you are, if you think for yourself you are going to come across opposition. I have personally been dealing with it my whole life, even from my own family. What you have to do is teach your child how to stand up for themselves, how to be proud of who they are and not let anyone change that.

Well…honestly, you can't keep this kind of thing from happening to your child. You can't just shield your child from the world thinking they will never be faced with it. It doesn't matter where you are, if you think for yourself you are going to come across opposition. I have personally been dealing with it my whole life, even from my own family. What you have to do is teach your child how to stand up for themselves, how to be proud of who they are and not let anyone change that.

Cory Jewett says:

K-12 online now, a lot of people are considering it, one day school houses will no longer be needed.

Cory Jewett says:

K-12 online now, a lot of people are considering it, one day school houses will no longer be needed.

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Rita Parker says:

I am expecting the government to one day ban homeschooling in this country. They want total control!

Tracy Mello Smith says:

I did homeschool 3 of my 4 kids. the youngest wanted to try public so we let her. honor roll student. HOWEVER, lol, they couldnt contaminate her to aweful much……daddy is marine and momma is smart after graduation, she is heading to great lakes. she has been working towards a navy career since she was in 7th grade. I highly recommend homeschooling. I now have an ESL teacher son who lives in spain, a daughter who is getting into resteraunt management and a daughter who wants to get into E.C.E.

Johnny Sokko says:

people need to get a life. I think the parents should say it is either that or the two middle fingers. Such ridiculous BS everywhere for no reason what so ever. I am so ashamed when I hear this crap to be a American. You don't hear this BS in any other countries. We are the crybaby jokes of the world with this crap.

Mariane Zain-rhodes says:

what's' next 'playing army" with army men OR with each other or playing cowboy will be illegal!

Mariane Zain-rhodes says:

THis is -LUDICROUS!!

Mariane Zain-rhodes says:

THis is -LUDICROUS!!

Brenna Lyons says:

Already is illegal in the schools. Kids get in trouble all the time for pointing gun fingers at each other and making gun sounds. Zero tolerance has lost all common sense. Example? It's illegal to have even art on clothing, backpacks, and key chains in school that depict weapons, but the local middle school mascot is a knight holding either a sword or lance, and kids are encouraged to wear THOSE shirts. Head desk.

Really????? Keep fighting and don't ever give up!!!!!

Really???? keep fighting and don't ever give!!!!!!

Wyatt Green says:

WOW… what the F*** is wrong with our sissy society. Anyone up for a tax revolt… I mean if we're all paying for this garbage I say we just stop paying :)

Bill Hardy says:

I have yet to find a way to shoot someone with My fingers, or a stick, or a pop tart, or a lego, etc. Are these people so stupid that they don't know what a weapon looks like? This is just pure socialist indoctrination.

Benjamin Hardy says:

That's insulting. It's his name, and he's not allowed to sign it? If I were Hunter's parents, I'd sue the school district's pants off.

Dennis Rollins says:

They are corrupt, not stupid. Think agenda….. The goal is creating excessive fear in children and others to eventually ban them. This is a fact.

Dennis Rollins says:

They are corrupt, not stupid. Think agenda….. The goal is creating excessive fear in children and others to eventually ban them. This is a fact.

There is only one problem with choosing to sue them. In reality, you are just filing the lawsuit against yourself and your community members. Where do the schools get their funds? Taxpayer money. What will they do if they need more money? Raise taxes. Who ends up footing the bill? The same people who are already in disagreement with the school district.

One hell of a scam they have going, isn't it?

Jeannie Gill Hinck says:

Benjamin Hardy You are absolutely right about that, dear

Fuego Gracia says:

What a bunch of ignorant people! This 3 year old child should not be violated by ignorant people and controlled to be forced in changing his ASL name!!! Are those people insane?

George Hass says:

Somebody has to wake up thses idiots, Please, people stop already, no person has ever been shot with two fingers. Are we losing our minds in this country.

Melanie Daugherty says:

Wow! I can't even begin to express my shock over this. Stupidity reigns!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

Helen Bunce says:

I agree has the world gone mad !!!!!!!

These people are COMPLETE idiots! Rest it, people! Enough of your anal autocracy. Get a life, stay OUT of other's!

Brian Hart says:

What could clarify the truth better than this? It's not about gun control, it's about people control! Get em' while they're young, so they won't speak up when they're old enough to have they're own opinions… unless those opinions are sanctioned by our illustrious quasi-governmental educational system. Let freedom ring; that is, sometime well after the school bells have stopped ringing.

Ramona Levoy Robinson says:

Been saying this all along…but no one listens! Your the crazy one.

Thomas Bostwick says:

I couldn't agree more. It has never been about our safety in any way. It's about disarming the people.

The only way to prevent your children from experiencing this sort of thing is to remove them from the public school system. We can fight them all we want, but in the end, they're going to follow their agenda. The only way to "fix" this is to remove them from the equation altogether.

Abq Onearmedbandit says:

Assume someone is hurt so their hand has a thumb and the first two fingers. Oops – it looks like a gun! We should dis-arm them – take the hand off at the wrist! (Warning: that is both a *bad* pun and consistent idiot logic.)

Abq Onearmedbandit says:

Assume someone is hurt so their hand has a thumb and the first two fingers. Oops – it looks like a gun! We should dis-arm them – take the hand off at the wrist! (Warning: that is both a *bad* pun and consistent idiot logic.)

Thomas Bostwick I disagree. While removing you child from the current school systems will "hit" the school in the pocketbook… We should not ALL just remove our children from the school systems…we should be like salt…and flavor the systems with wisdom and TRUTH! Imagine what our country would be like today if our forefathers had not decided that England had pushed them far enough…THEY chose to fight when their "administrators" refused to listen! We need parents who are willing to stand up to this kind of idiocy. It really is "revolting"!

so true, this is the communist way. now they have the core curriculum that will brainwash them. these people are so evil, picking on a child

"…it's about people control!" >>>—> EGGS ACKLY!

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jennifer Locke says:

It has nothing to do with people control but is what happens when schools implement zero tolerance policies. People are not allowed (or no longer have the confidence) to exercise appropriate judgment, so they make blanket rules for all. These are the same rules that declare nail clippers a weapon and midol a narcotic. Brought to you by the same mindset that refuses to allow background checks for weapon purchases because if you deny a psycho killer a gun, it begins the slippery slope to outlawing deer hunting. Get it?

Jeff Smith says:

You have got to be kidding me! That is about as stupid as a soup sandwich – or the Islamic Extremist that occupies the White House!

Philip W. Starr says:

Don't forget communist.

Linda Raizenne says:

this has to do with school board paranoia not the president and calling him Islamic Extremist just shows you stupid you are!

Larry Powell says:

actually Linda you show how blind you are, to make such a statement.

Larry Powell says:

actually Linda you show how blind you are, to make such a statement.

Cory Jewett says:

I will not raise one dime in new taxes said the president, notice how I didn't even bother to capitalize his title. GOD rules!

Susie Mayou says:

Linda – I would say you should go back to school, but it sounds like you have already learned what the President wants schools to teach. (Hail 'Obama') Stupid is as stupid does. Wake up, girl. quit drinking the koolaid.

Cathern Riggs says:

Cory…. the House refusing to EXTEND the payroll tax cut Obama got for us is not the same as Obama raising your taxes