Alleged Prevention of Deaf Child's Name Sign Creates Internet Uproar
A Nebraska man claims Grand Island Public Schools administrators tried to prevent his deaf 3-year-old son from signing his name because the hand gesture resembles a gun. The story is exploding over the Internet. Brian Spanjer says school administrators told him that his son, Hunter, should not sign his name in the way he was taught because it violated the district's weapons policy. A school district spokesperson denies the allegation, saying the district is not requiring any student to change the way his or her name is signed.