Gun Bias Check
At the Fryeburg Academy, there is a young man named Joshua Enos. Joshua is about to graduate and has participated in trap shooting since the age of thirteen. He is a full fledged member of the American Trap Association, with many trophies demonstrating his accomplishments. Joshua submitted a senior portrait with his shotgun, unloaded, broken, and draped over his shoulder for the yearbook. The photo was refused because it had a firearm in it. It was an evil, nasty dangerous gun that might go off at any time, and we can't have that in our yearbook can we Headmaster Lee? Think of the children! Someone could get hurt!
Joshua’s father asked if he could be in the alternative sports section of the yearbook. Fryeburg Academy's response was not with a gun, but a photo of Joshua with his trophies would be OK. Joshua submitted a new portrait taken with some of his trophies. Fryeburg Academy noted the large number small guns held by the plastic figures on the top of each trophy and declared the photo with those little bitty plastic representations of big bad guns to be too damned dangerous. Hell, one of them could go off at any time, sending a picture of an itty bitty plastic bullet right out of the yearbook pages and into someone's skull, making them a slobbering vegetable for life. Does Joshua Enos have any idea how dangerous this kind of thing is?
From the Fryeburg Academy's website:
"To educate is to open minds, to create new worlds, and to bring ideas to life.Yeah, right. Daniel Webster would be ashamed.
That is the goal our professional and dedicated faculty strives to reach.
It is no secret that in life one must never stop learning. Life is full of new lessons, whether in physics, history or human behavior. Our faculty knows this, too. That's why the focus of our teaching revolves around building a desire in students to continuously ask questions. Through open discussions, hands-on experience, technologically advanced research tools, and ever-present and engaged faculty support, we challenge students to become creative, independent thinkers by providing them with the access to knowledge and the confidence to back up their beliefs."
To make your views known on this bullshit, contact the Fryeburg Academy via Headmaster Daniel G. Lee Jr, at (207) 935-2001, extension 116. If he is not taking his calls, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snail mail is: Headmaster, Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main St., Fryeburg, ME 04037.
The yearbook advisor, Mrs. Kneeland is available at (207) 935-2001, extension 129.
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