WTF: Chicago School Officials Upset About Pictures of Guns… On NO GUNS Signs… Yeah
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This story makes my head hurt, kind of a lot. I think I need another cup of coffee, before I can write this one up. There, that’s better.
Now then, apparently school officials in Chicago are upset about pictures of guns in schools. OK, that’s ridiculous, but we’ve certainly seen it before over the last year with students being suspended for drawing pictures of guns.
However, those aren’t the gun images that officials are concerned about. They are complaining about the guns that appear on the freaking NO GUNS signs that must be posted at schools due to the state’s new concealed carry law.
According to The South Town Star,
[Tinley Park High School Principal Theresa Nolan] said she is not opposed to posting it, she’s just worried that not enough people are aware of what it means and could misinterpret the new signage.
“I think the general public will be alarmed by it and wonder if people have been allowed to bring guns to school in the past,” she said. In her 22 years with Bremen Community High School District 228, she said, “I have no knowledge of guns ever being in this building…”
“…I would have appreciated something more subtle, yet still recognizable — a logo, perhaps, not a gun,” she said.
“You can’t look at this (sticker) and not think about Sandy Hook,” she said, referring to the 2012 school shooting in Newton, Conn., in which 20 children and six teachers were killed.
Yeah… seriously? I mean really? You’re upset about a gun on a sign that bans guns (we won’t even get into a debate on why that’s a bad idea in this post). Is Chicago so far gone that the image of a gun on a NO GUNS sign is offensive?