Student Suspended over Having Picture of Gun as a Laptop Wallpaper

The teen displayed the image of an AK-47 with a US flag as the background

By Raluca Anghel on February 4th, 2013 14:40 GMT

A student has been suspended for using the picture of a gun as his wallpaper for a school-issued laptop. Daniel McClaine Jr. used a picture of an AK-47 with a US flag as the background, as seen in the video.

School policy clarifies that displaying “harassing, threatening, or illegal” imagery is strictly forbidden when operating school computers, in light of recent violent events which went on in schools.

Daniel insists that he plans to join the army, which is why he uses that specific wallpaper. He has downloaded it online, and it is not a photo of a gun owned by his family. He adds that the photo does not illustrate a violent scene.

When the press intervened, the student's suspension was lifted, ABC 15 notes. Even so, his father insists that there has been no wrongdoing on Daniel's part, and he should only have received a warning.

“Students, parents and staff are on edge, and the daily news delivers more reasons for caution. All of us must work together to protect our kids and to cultivate an environment that is conducive to learning,” reps at Poston Butte High School in Florence, Arizona respond.
Using a picture of an AK-47 as a wallpaper got a student suspended
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