The Police State Stops Hunter From Posing With Gun In Year Book Photo
Article from Fox News by Fox News Online.
A Maine high school student who comes from a family of avid hunters was told he cannot pose for his senior yearbook photo holding a shotgun.
Wane Gelinas, a senior at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, said hunting is a family tradition and he wanted his last yearbook photo to show his love of the sport.
In a Facebook post, Gelinas wrote: “So here’s what I wanted to have as my senior picture but was informed ‘No you can’t put something like that in the yearbook.’ So you’re telling me that a football player can have theirs with a football, a lacrosse player can have theirs with their stick, and a guy or girl can dress up like one or the other but a hunter can’t have theirs with their gun!”
School Principal Lori Napolitano told WCSH-TV the photo goes against the school’s code of conduct, which prevents bringing weapons to school or wearing clothing or other items that depict weapons.
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Image Credit: By KAZ Vorpal (Flickr: Declaration of Independence, with Firearm) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
I wonder if School Principal Lori Napolitano was in charge of Sandy Hook Elementary?
So let the school cop keep the weapon, check it for unloaded, then keep it after the photoshoot until he goes home. Sorry, school, you’re interfering with his 1st (& 2nd) Amendment rights, and if he sues, you’re going to lose. It’s not your place to say,”no, you can’t”. It’s your place to say, “okay, how do we make this happen”. Hey, Wane G.! Get your pic taken elsewhere and provide the photo (refuse to have it taken by their staff, make them use the one you provide). Then tell them you demand they reimburse you what you paid the off-campus photographer, or you’ll sue the hell out of them for civil rights violations.
And when he wins, hopefully the sentence includes a recall of all the yearbooks and reprinting them with the correct photo — perhaps with other photo changes too.
Why do schools force people to sue them?