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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Parents of a 6th grade student at New Hanover County’s Trask Middle School are outraged after they say their son was reprimanded after looking at a catalog with guns.

Stanley Wardrip, says he got a call yesterday from the school resource officer. The issue was one he never could have expected.

Wardrip says his son was reading a sportsman catalog while on the school bus. He says his son was not looking at the magazine in class, but some other students were talking about it. When the teacher overheard, she called the principal, who notified the resource officer, Wardrip said.

Wardrip said red flags were raised because the catalog had pictures of guns and knives.

New Hanover County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Holliday said he could not comment on this particular issue, but he said it’s up to the discretion of each employee on what is considered appropriate reading material.

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2015 years 11 months ago

Poor baby bless your heart.You misguided liberal.

2015 years 11 months ago

Do you want to know why this is stupid?
No forget that this was a magazine.

No these are the VERY SAME FOLKS that many of us here has said to arm.
Teachers and administrators…
Put guns in schools……..

Really? Think about it.
There’s no amount of training you could give people like this to make them proficient.
But quite a few of us said that exact thing – make teachers conceal carry to protect our students.
And here they’re afraid of a reading magazine?
No thanks. I’d rather pay to have an LEO with a gun in each school as opposed to giving these idiots… Read more »

Cathy Wahnefried
2015 years 11 months ago

What’s next? Will it be against the law to read LITTLE WOMEN or THE SCARLET LETTER or THE BIBLE or ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER ? Political correctness has gone completely out of control.

average idiot
2015 years 11 months ago

i was being far too generous

Guest O Rama
2015 years 11 months ago

Take a gander at the UNC system curriculum for teachers and how much of it is about diversity and social justice and other pablum. It is all about WHAT to think, not HOW to think.

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