Dad: Nebraska School Officials Want Deaf Boy To Change Sign Name
Hunter Spanjer is a 3-year-old deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska and School officials have complained that the deaf boy’s sign name – “Hunter” – resembles a gun. They want him to change the sign for his name, because his sign language name could be confused for a gun by other children.
Hunter’s father, Brian Spanjer, says, “He’s deaf, and his sign name, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy.
Grand Island Public Schools have since said that they are not requiring any current student with a hearing impairment to change his or her sign language name.