Three year old asked to stop signing name because it looks like a gun

A deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been prohibited from signing his own name because school administrators believe the gesture he uses looks too much like a gun.

Parents in Grand Island, Nebraska are upset because a deaf three year old has been asked to stop signing his name because the school administrators say that his hand gesture resemble a dangerous weapon.

Hunter Spanjer’s father Brian told reporters, “He’s deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy.”

Hunter uses Signing Exact English or SEE — a form of manual communication that uses modified ASL handshapes in an effort to better mimic the spoken English language.

The pre-school, which as a zero-tolerance policy toward “any instrument…that looks like a weapon,” have said they are working with the parents on a compromise.

“This is not threatening in any way,” said Hunter’s grandmother, speaking to the news outlet channel 10/11. “Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous.”

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  1. Anyone else think this is completely bonkers… he is only 3 years old and it is his name!

  2. Erebus says:

    Our so called “society” has become so overly distraught by people carrying guns, only because of the “madmen” that carry them, that even the “signing” of a gun for a name, is an outright disregard of our civial duties. This America was only brought forth because of a civilians right to carry a gun. Most “Americans” forget that fact. If it is a thought for any person for “gun control”, do you wish to know why other countries do not invade America? It’s because every person in the USofA would be behinding a bush with some sort of firearm, ready to defend it. I know i would be. With my assault rifles, handguns, and everything else I own. My wife included. Just food for thought.

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