Looks exactly like a gun.

A school district has demanded a three-year-old deaf student named Hunter use a different hand sign for his name as the current gesture resembles a gun, his parents have claimed. The Grand Island, Nebraska district reportedly has a policy forbidding children from bringing ‘any instrument that looks like a weapon’ to school.

School administrators claim Hunter Spanjer’s name sign, which he makes by crossing his index finger and middle finger and then shaking his hands, violates that policy, his parents said. While it is perhaps unsurprising that the sign for the name Hunter resembles a gun, supporters of the family have argued that it is not something the little boy will be aware of.

‘Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way,’ the boy’s grandmother, Janet Logue, told KOLN.

‘His name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy,’ his father, Brian Spanjer, added. ‘It’s a registered sign through S.E.E.’ – which stands for Signing Exact English, a sign language system.

He should change his name to something like Phuc Yu, but then that would be considered bullying. Sigh.

  1. Supreme Ultrahuman (I see the comment system is still designed for retards.) says:

    This would not be a problem if we amended the Constitution so every single American, male and female was named “Bob”.

    Why Bob you ask? If you spell it backwards it’s still “Bob”. (Spell it inside out and you have “Obb”, but that’s insignificant in this context.)

    If we also changed sign language such that the symbol for Bob is an extended middle finger, that could become the standard greeting for both hearing impaired and hearing enabled. (Just make sure you use a different finger to pick your nose – yes everyone picks their nose. Enviro-wackos are the only ones to eat it though. Have to recycle you know.

  2. GregAllen says:

    This story needs a BS meter.

  3. Sheila says:

    that’s just plain silly~~!!!


  4. NewformatSux says:

    In California, there is a rule that if a school is underperforming, the parents can petition to have the leadership replaced, and turn the school into a charter school. One school district did that, and the school leadership is refusing to hand over the reins, saying ‘let them find me in contempt of court’.

  5. roy b. giv says:

    he’s making a gang sign: don’t you see it?

  6. Rick says:

    I only make that hand sign when I’m working on a vagina.

  7. Yumpin Yoe Goebbels says:

    Heeeere’s yer sign. (Unfortunately, it’s a swastika.)

  8. Mark says:

    From the description it sounds like a variation of the hand sign for ‘H’ and ‘R’ , useful when spelling the name Hunter. But then I would not expect these school
    Officials to know how to spell…

  9. Somebody says:

    Maybe if he also straightened the little finger.