WCSD changes dress code, pro-gun clothing no longer banned

WCSD changes dress code, pro-gun clothing no longer banned

OH SNAP! Looks like something went wrong. GO TO HOMEPAGE Washoe County School District Board of Trustee Angie Taylor weighs in on the national debate on whether school teachers should be armed with guns. Siobhan McAndrew/RGJ Buy Photo The Washoe County School District notified parents on Thursday that it was revising its dress code policy, removing a ban on clothing that “promotes weapons,” among other changes. The change comes after an eighth-grade student at Depoali Middle School filed a federal lawsuit after he was twice told to remove or cover his pro-gun clothing because it was in violation of the district’s dress code. The student, who is unnamed in the lawsuit but is represented by his parents, Audrey and Shaun Guardanapo, claims that the district’s dress code policy violates his First Amendment rights. More: WCSD: Mandatory homework may be coming to an end More: Only on RGJ: Developer plans to build largest student housing project in Reno Audrey Guardanapo is a local police dispatcher and Shaun Guardanapo is a former law enforcement officer and U.S. Marine veteran, according to a late-April press release announcing the lawsuit. Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition, a non-profit Second Amendment group backing the lawsuit, said attorneys representing both parties have met and discussed ways to bring the lawsuit to an amicable end. “Our understanding is they are working to change their policies … that weapons apparel is no longer a banned item,” Combs said. Combs added that the dress code policy […]

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