A deaf three-year-old boy has been told by school officials in the US to change the way he signs his name because the gesture resembles a shooting gun.
Hunter Spanjer uses hand shapes to communicate — a method known as Signing Exact English, which is meant to mimic spoken words.
Hunter signs his name by crossing his index finger and middle finger and then shaking his hands.
His school in Grand Island, Nebraska, claims this gesture violates a policy that forbids children from bringing "any instrument that looks like a weapon" to school.
"His name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy," the boy's father, Brian Spanjer, told local TV news station KOLN-TV.
Mr Spanjer is disputing the school's ruling, saying the name sign is not threatening in any way.
The school has declined to discuss the matter publicly, saying only they were working with the parents on a compromise.