Big Lake OKs yearbook photo of trapshooting team with guns | WVIA

Big Lake OKs yearbook photo of trapshooting team with guns

Last Updated by MPR News, Associated Press and Staff on
Dateline:

Updated 2:56 p.m. | Posted 6:52 a.m.



The Big Lake High School trapshooting team will get its picture in the school yearbook with guns, after all.


Team members had been told the yearbook photo would not be included because of the school's policy against against showing firearms in photos. Some parents were concerned enough they were considering raising the issue during a school board meeting Thursday.


• Related: Trapshooting hits the mark in Minnesota high school sports




On Thursday afternoon, however, the Big Lake school district said it agreed to modify its no-guns-in-pictures policy to make an exception for the trapshooting team.


"Once the procedure for modifying a handbook policy was followed, the district was able to amend the policy," officials said in a statement.


"It is important to remember that a school district has rules and procedures that need to be followed," the district said. "The intense conversation around this topic on social media and the phone calls and emails we received, only delayed the process."


Team members, coaches and parents say 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. Before the district shifted it position, parent Rick Anderson told WCCO-TV "political correctness has gone way overboard."

The athletic director had offered to have a team picture taken for the yearbook, but without the
pbs.pngnpr.pngpbskids.png
listenlive_fulllength.jpg cove_spacer.png
Now Playing on WVIA-FM

        

nprnews5.jpg

Undersea 'Banging Sounds' Not From Sub, Argentine Navy Says

First reports of the sounds picked up by surface ships briefly raised hopes that the missing ARA San Juan, with 44...

Germany's Merkel: New Elections Preferable To Minority Government

The chancellor says she's "very skeptical" of forming a minority government, something that hasn't happened in...

Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity

In the poll, LGBTQ people also reported numerous experiences of institutional discrimination — in jobs, equal pay...

playtimepad_box.png

healthybites_sidebar2.png reserve3.png artscene_header.png