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A Little More Tolerance

While some schools are suspending kids for posing in photos with toy guns, the Broken Bow (central Nebraska) school board has voted 6-0 to allow students — seniors, at least — to pose with real guns. “The board I believe felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport,” said Superintendent Mark Sievering. Many students not only hunt, but also shoot skeet or other targets. The resulting photos must be “tasteful and appropriate,” the district says. “But I think that goes with any photo, whether it’s a scantily clad girl or something like that,” said school board member Matthew Haumont. He says it’s “important” to add that the new district policy prohibits students from posing with drugs, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products. (RC/Omaha World-Herald) ...I’d like Mr. Haumont to talk more about which “scantily clad” high school girl photos would be “tasteful and appropriate.”
Original Publication Date: 02 November 2014
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