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Deaf preschooler asked to change name sign

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    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/G … 94325.html

    I fully encourage every person who hears this story to send an email to the spokesperson jsheard@gips.org... try to keep it more professional than what I'm going to send them.

    The boy's name is hunter, and he signs his name by making gun-shapes out of both hands, with his index and middle finger crossed. The school says this violates their no-weapons policy.

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      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have never heard of anything more ridiculous in my life! I watched the video, and in no way does it resemble a gun. Even if it did, it's his name, not a weapon. I'm wondering if they will now change the policy to include "you can not make a "gun" with your hands.
      The school officials are making themselves look like idiots.

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        JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I know, I"m so unbelievably outraged at this, the people in charge should be fired, scorned, and driven out of town.

        I sure hope bullying a deaf 3-year-old makes them feel like important people.

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    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    School boards can be among the most obtuse and riduculous forms of "government" out there. On par with homeowners' associations for blatant abuse of power by small-minded, misguided, sick and twisted keepers of an imaginary flame.

    What comes to my mind is the head of the school board's name must be Dick.
    I wonder how he is able to "sign" that -- and not be arrested for indecent exposure!

    Last week we had a principal denying a diploma to the class valedictorian.
    What can they possibly think of next???

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      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, they  can be ridiculous.

      My hometown high school a few years back wanted to get rid of all the technology classes. They said that students could still take the home-ec classes, because 'they would still have computers in those rooms'.

      Half the students showed up to the next meeting in protest... sorry, but 'I took a sewing class in high school' doesn't look too good on a resume for a software engineer.