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Nebraska school board OKs guns in student portraits as long as they're 'tasteful'

Cats, lasers, and three wolf moon shirts are out, and "tasteful" gun imagery is in when it comes to school portraits, at least in one Nebraska school district.

Board members for the Broken Bow Public Schools district in central Nebraska voted this week to allow students to brandish firearms in their senior class portraits so long as the pictures are "tasteful and appropriate," according to the Omaha World-Herald. What that constitutes will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, though the board offered some guidance; students are advised not to submit game-hunting photos "if the animal is in obvious distress."

"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 World-Herald.