Well, it appears we have another installment in the never-ending saga of “stupid overreaction tricks” concerning guns. This one comes to us courtesy of a school in Arizona.
Poston Butte High School in Florence, AZ, issues its students laptop computers. Since these are school property, the school mandates that they not be used for “sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.” Students also cannot send, create, forward, or access pictures that are “harassing, threatening, or illegal.”
This policy recently got a young man in trouble. A freshman student downloaded the picture of an AK-47 lying on what appears to be the flag of the Former Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia. He liked the picture and made that his Windows wallpaper background.
That’s it. No depiction of shooting, no threatening or obscene message, no picture of anyone getting shot or shot at, no “blood and guts”. Just a photo of a static display consisting of a former Communist state’s flag with the iconic weapon of the Soviet era lying on it.
A teacher saw the “scary photo” – and turned the youngster in. The school initially suspended the young man for 3 days for violating “school policy” regarding laptop use for using the photo as his Windows wallpaper. When pressed, they later shortened his suspension to one day.
I’m not kidding. Here’s the article – along with a video showing the “scary and threatening photo” in question.
Apparently they hire idiots with no common sense to work at Poston Butte High School. Sheesh.