|No pepper spray for NC students|
It's wonderful what a little attention will do to change the minds of the ignorant.
A school board in North Carolina, which voted to adopt a policy allowing pepper sprays in high schools, is now “rethinking” its decision after feedback from the community, a board member told BuzzFeed News Wednesday.The Rowan-Salisbury Board voted Monday to amend its policy prohibiting high school students from carrying pepper sprays on campus, the Salisbury Post first reported. However, Chuck Hughes, a board member who voted in favor of the policy, told BuzzFeed News he will personally vote against it in the next session on May 23, after he realized that the “cons far outweighed the pros.” He also said that “many board members” he had talked to “will think this over again.”
Hughes also apologized for linking this issue to the controversial HB2 and the transgender community:
During Monday’s session, Hughes was reported to come out in favor of allowing sprays citing HB2 concerns. According to the Salisbury Post, he said, “Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in.”Hughes backtracked Wednesday, telling BuzzFeed News that his comments were “inappropriate” and that they had nothing do with the LGBT community.
“I was not thinking about the LGBT issue,” Hughes said. “Perverts and pedophiles taking advantage of this law in bathrooms was my major concern.”
Have it your way, as long as you apologized. Score one for the side of decency and common sense. Now if Gov. McCrory would get his head out of his tookis, we can really have a victory.