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School wants deaf 3-year-old to change name: Just another “sign” of the times

2012 September 16

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A deaf 3-year-old from Nebraska is being asked by the school district to change his name, his family alleges, because the way he refers to himself in sign language resembles “weapons.”
Apparently the Grand Island school district has a policy that prevents students from bringing “any instrument…that looks like a weapon” to school, and now hands can be considered “instruments.”
“Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way,” Hunter Spanjer’s grandmother Janet Logue said.
Brian Spanjer, the boy’s father, added: “It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E. [Signing Exact English]”
Hunter signs his name by crossing his middle and index fingers– leaving his thumbs up– and then wagging his hands.

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  1. Julian Robert Gonzalez permalink
    September 17, 2012

    How rediculous is this. Damn time is past to get government out of our personal lives. No logic, no brains, just monotone hmm mumbled follow leader.

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