CARLISLE, Pa. — A photograph of a Pennsylvania school scholar dressed as former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with a gun pointed at his head has brought on controversy on campus, in accordance with WPMT.
Joyce Bylander, Dickinson School Vice President and Dean of Scholar Life addressed college students in a Fb submit on Sunday after turning into conscious of the photograph.
The photograph seems to point out a scholar dressed as former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick is credited with beginning the kneeling through the nationwide anthem protest for racial equality that’s now widespread within the NFL.
Within the prime proper nook of the photograph, somebody seems to be holding a gun.
“It undoubtedly does not belong on any school campus, that everybody is equal and must be handled equally, as such,” stated freshman scholar, Carter Vaughn.
Within the assertion, Bylander says the costume and picture have been “deeply offensive and mirrored the train of very poor judgment.”
She continues to say that “we should all perceive this motion, nevertheless distasteful, is a type of free expression.”
“It must be evaluated extra when it’s placing one other group of individuals down and sort of taking away the context of which one thing is being stated,” stated freshman scholar Danielle Paz.
Bylander requested college students to “reply speech with speech” to seek out “how particular person decisions can have a destructive influence on different group members.”
Some college students consider that is a greater plan of action than a suspension or probation.
“It is each scholar’s job and everyone’s job to make it possible for they know that it is one thing that is not accepted,” stated Vaughn.
“I do assume it’s one thing we have to take note of and that, as a group, it will be our fault if we did not assess the place it got here from and the way we will make Dickinson a greater and safer place due to it,” stated Paz.
Dickinson School officers say they’re investigating the gun seen within the photograph. They are saying weapons, actual or pretend, are prohibited from campus.