Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fencing Foiled by Zero Tolerance Insanity

The newly formed fencing club at North Dakota State University (NDSU) cannot practice on campus thanks to the university’s weapons policy.

“The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU…understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” Enrique Alvarez, the club’s coach, told Valley News Live.

The swords the club uses have no sharp points or blades. The tips are flat and spring-loaded. Still, the university deems them weapons; as such, possession or use of the swords is prohibited on university owned or controlled property.

I actually met these very nice people - too bad.  Hard to believe that this would happen in the Great State of ND at the Great NDSU.  No rousing Go Bison cheer from me today. - El Cid

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