Florence High School Student Suspended Over Picture of Gun on His School Issued Lap Top Background
So this is what the brilliance of schools and guns have come to in the United States? A high school student was suspended for having a picture of an AK-47 and a flag as his back ground on a school issued lap top. A picture? The school said it has a policy of “sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures,” and cannot access, send, create or forward pictures that are considered “harassing, threatening, or illegal.” Um, how is a picture as a background on a pc threatening or harassing? It is on his lap top, not being sent to anyone. This is the stupidity that we deal with in schools today. This is what some one gets suspended for?
A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun.
Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer.
A teacher noticed it and turned him in.
The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag.
McClaine said the school initially suspended him for three days Friday.
Since the laptop belongs to the school, the district policy states students are prohibited from “sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures,” and cannot access, send, create or forward pictures that are considered “harassing, threatening, or illegal.”