A man living in New Port Richey, Florida, phoned into the nationally syndicated Schnitt Show [Click Here for Audio] after he was dismissed from nursing school, all because of a gun app on his smart phone.
During a routine break in a five-hour long sociology class at the Ultimate Medical Academy in Tampa, 33-year old “Dan”, who has asked that his last name be withheld, showed his recently downloaded “Gun Club II” app to a fellow classmate. The app supplies detailed pictures of various firearms, and produces the sound each gun makes when you hit the screen. Dan says the sound effects are not realistic.
Dan and his buddy shared a laugh over the wimpy sound, and returned to class for the remainder of the lecture without incident. That was March 20th.
The next day, Dan showed up for class, and was escorted to the office of the Director of Education, who informed Dan that a female classmate had complained to their Program Director that she felt threatened by the app, and that she had reported Dan was threatening other students with it. Dan was told not to return to the campus pending the outcome of an investigation.
School officials proceeded to talk to some other members of the class, and on March 25th, Dan was dismissed from the school entirely, just three months shy of completing his two-year registered nurse program. School officials maintain that Dan violated three different student conduct rules: He exhibited conduct that reflects unfairly on the school. He instigated or participated in rebellious activities. He made physical or verbal threats. At that point, he was told he could appeal the decision, or he could just hang out and resume his studies in the next session