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Sign Language Is Now A Weapon?

August 29, 2012

School asks deaf preschooler to change his sign language name

Three-and-a-half  year old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, signs his name by crossing his forefinger and index finger and moving his hand up and down.

To his family, friends and those who know the Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) language that the Grand Island, Neb., boy uses, that gesture uniquely means “Hunter Spanjer.”

But to Hunter’s school district, it might mean something else. The district claims that it violates a rule that forbids anything in the school that looks like a weapon, reports KOLN-TV.





If I was the parent I’d be tempted to change it to this …




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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2012 8:27 am

    When is this PC, chickens$%t BS going to stop? It won’t until we stand up and resist and this is a good example of resisting an absurd ruling.

  2. August 31, 2012 2:18 am

    How about we change the names of all these school district people who put forth this stupid idea to “Idiot,” “Moron,” and “Dumbass”? I think that sounds better than trying to make a 3 y/o change his name just because they don’t like the sign language he uses to say it.

    I’ve taken sign language classes. Your name sign is your identy, you don’t just change it to suit someone else’s whim.

    • August 31, 2012 2:29 am

      Ditto sister! You’re up late Vanessa! For me it’s early!

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