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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Roanoke Times on Gun Toting Mascots

The Roanoke Times actually made some common sense points this morning in an editorial urging a local school to return the flintlock pistols to the school's pirate mascot. Buena Vista's Parry McCluer High School has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to guns on campus. That policy became ludicrous when school officials disarmed their mascot in a new logo.

The principal, Haywood Hand, thought the image of the flintlock wielding pirate was in conflict with the school's gun ban. So he ordered the logo redrawn without guns. The Times chastises the school administrators to focus on real things that could make a campus dangerous, not a cartoon pirate.

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