One of the more bizarre stories to come out of Nebraska in awhile has been settled, apparently. A school in Grand Island says a deaf toddler will not have to change his name — or the sign for his name — after his parents complained that they were told his signed name violates the school’s weapons policy because it resembled a gun.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He was the founder of MPR News’ website.