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Tired of posing with footballs and pom poms for their school pictures, students in rural Nebraska are rejoicing after the Broken Bow school board voted to allow them to pose with their other favorite thing.


Because, that’s totally normal right? A gun-wielding student in a school. Nothing to see here.

The vote to glamorize firearms was passed Monday night. The only stipulation — the poses must be “tasteful.”

Whatever that means.

Parents asked for the change, according to the superintendent, and the board’s 6-0 vote in favor sealed the deal.

“The board I believe felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport,” Superintendent Mark Sievering told the Omaha World-Herald.

There’d previously been no policy, but most gun pictures were banned because of concerns over gun violence, the superintendent told the World-Herald. The new policy now requires the poses be “tasteful and appropriate,” and not, for example, be “a photograph of game shot by the student if the animal is in obvious distress,” according to the newspaper. Photos of students aiming or pointing a gun toward the camera will not be used, according to the policy.

Know what else is game in the Central Nebraska school pictures? Actual game. No, seriously.

…The approval of weapons in pictures will likely prove popular in this community, where hunting and competitive shooting is popular. Photos can also include game trophies, like antlers or animals killed.

But no worries, the community will still maintain its policy of no guns on school grounds. The photographs will be shot at a studio off school property, as long as they are unloaded.

There’s a silver lining in everything, we guess.