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AZ High School student suspended over AK screensaver.
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http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_cen...ure-of-gun

FLORENCE, AZ - A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun.

Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer.

A teacher noticed it and turned him in.

The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag.
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I don't like it, but this is the school's laptop not his. The school can put whatever rules it wants on its own laptop. On the other hand if the kid brought his own laptop or cellphone to school and he had this screensaver on that and got suspended, then I would have a major problem with that.

The question is whether or not there was actually a rule covering this prior to the disciplinary action or if they just did this on the fly.
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If he shit on a US flag, poured gas on it and set it ablaze, he'd have gotten extra credit for the expression of "free speech".

But yeah, I can see how an image on a monitor is different. Rolleyes
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Someone in the comments section of the article makes a good point. Would he has still been suspended if this was the background on the laptop?

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