Students at a Nebraska high school will now be allowed to pose with guns in their senior pictures, thanks to a new policy introduced by the school district. The school board for Broken Bow High School created the policy in response to a request from a yearbook adviser last year.
Superintendent Mark Sievering explained that the small rural community of Broken Bow is a very popular spot for hunting and other shooting sports. There is even an annual hunt held there, known as the One Box Pheasant Hunt, that is attended by people from all over the United States.
The town of Broken Bow is small, with roughly 3,500 residents living there. On average, between 60 and 70 seniors graduate each year from Broken Bow High School. The new policy allows students to pose with any prop of their choosing, including rifles, as long as the photo is “tasteful and appropriate” and the student abides by the school’s dress code.