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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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48 Comments on "Student reported to SRO for reading sportsman catalog"

2015 years 8 months ago

This Made Our news yesterday..
Jesus, WTF is Our Country coming to!
Will He be “reported” as a Homegrown terrorist next?
YET there’s Sign(s) with GUN Pictures on them, indicting a “gun Free” ZONE? ie: *free fire*?

I remember the Days in Jr. High,(Early-Mid 70’s).. I was able to take the “Wild Life” Safety Hunting class, back in the day, it included, SAFETY of Firearms,TYPES of Fire-Arms,Hunting SAFETY, Safe cleaning Procedure(s) , Safe hunting/clothing, Even how to butcher/clean your “Kill”…
We even had “Field Day at a Shooting Range!”(with a .22 AND a 30.06 and a 410 shotgun)..
I recieved a WildLife “patch” cert. etc etc, They taught these Classes IN SCHOOL! WTF has happened!

2015 years 8 months ago

Right. They are filled with wars! Guns, knives, bows and arrows, oh my!

2015 years 8 months ago

All persons of authority (principal, resource officer, teacher) should be fired on the spot for infringing on the students civil rights.

Those positions all probably require a college degree. A major part of the college experience and intended result is to produce an individual with critical thinking and reasoning skills, much more important than any learned facts.

These people demonstrated their total lack of critical thinking ability and have no place in an educational institution. They have already done unreconcilable harm.

average idiot
2015 years 8 months ago

i was being far too generous

Cathy Wahnefried
2015 years 8 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.


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