Folks — It’s Lenore from Free-Range Kids where one of our objectives is to make society LESS STUPID — especially when it comes to wildly inflating threats to our children’s safety. If you wonder just how inflated those threats can get, here’s a letter I received yesterday. Read it and gnash:
A Deaf child named Hunter is not allowed to use his name sign because the sign for “Hunter” (a dictionary word) uses the thumb and first two fingers in a gun shape and suggests a shooting motion. Here’s the story.
These school officials have lost their ability to reason if they believe stripping a child of his name is necessary for safety under a weapons policy. Educators who are unable to use logic and critical thinking have no business educating.
I just sent a letter to the school board expressing my outrage. Everyone else can too at http://www.gips.org/contact_us
Lenore here again: The video link is beyond belief. The situation is beyond belief. But apparently the idea that a pre-schooler’s fingers are as dangerous as a REAL GUN is NOT beyond belief to some school bureaucrats.