Deaf Preschooler Told to Change the Sign for His Name in School -- Gesture Deemed "Violation of School's Weapons Policy"1011Now
Aug. 28, 2012
Progress: "Artist" Who Breastfed Dog, Fertilized Her Own Egg With Dog Cell Wins Prestigious Prize
Father Of Soldier Slain In Niger Says Pres. Trump Was 'Real Cordial' In Condolence Call
U. Of Penn Teaching Aide: I "Always" Call On Black Female Students First, White Men Last
'It Was Clearly Managed': Tucker Questions Ellen-Campos Interview, Talks Las Vegas Conspiracies
Transgender Man Accused Of Raping 10-Yr-Old Girl In Bathroom
Hunter Spanjer says his name with a certain special hand gesture, but at just three and a half years old, he may have to change it.
"He's deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy," explained Hunter's father, Brian Spanjer.
Grand Island's "Weapons in Schools" Board Policy 8470 forbids "any instrument...that looks like a weapon," But a three year-old's hands?
"Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way," said Hunter's grandmother Janet Logue.
"It's a symbol. It's an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E.," Brian Spanjer said.