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School District Reverses Course On Trap Team Photo

School District Reverses Course On Trap Team Photo Click to Enlarge Photo: Facebook - Carrie Evens Wagener

Apr 28, 2017 at 4:45 am

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) - After pushback from the community, administrators at a Minnesota high school have revised a policy and will allow the trapshooting team to hold their guns in a yearbook photo.

Big Lake High School trapshooting coach Rhonda Eckerdt was told this week the team picture wouldn't be included in the yearbook because it's against school policy to show firearms in photos.

Team members, coaches and parents argued the guns should be viewed as a piece of equipment used in the sport, much like a baseball player holding a bat in a photo.

Parent Rick Anderson said "political correctness has gone way overboard."

On Thursday, administrators approved a policy amendment that allows the photo of the trapshooting team with their firearms.

 

 

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