Family says school embarrassed 9-year-old for wearing a shirt with a deer they hunted

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It was a family with a passion for the Yatskos, one that are popular in their home state of Ohio.

Domonique Yatsko, 9, went on an organized youth hunt last year and harvested her first deer – an eight-point buck.

On the occasion of the milestone, her family had the image of a radiant Domoninque with her trophy on a sweater that they wore to school.

“She was very proud when she took her first deer,” the mother said to the Medina Gazette.

But the girl’s family said a teacher embarrassed Domonique by to scold her about the shirt and say: “the Killing of animals is not what we do.”

Domonique’s mother, Heidi, said the reaction of the teacher and the breaking of her daughter, who threw the shirt as soon as she came home.

“We are a family and (ancestors) have lived in this area since 1827,” said the mother to who first reported the incident in the past few days. “So, she is used for livestock farming, planting of crops, and the plants of the fields for the animals and the hunt.”

Heidi Yatsko contacted the school, the expectation for an apology for what they saw as overzealousness about an activity that is legal and that her family is involved in responsible.

“The client the quote for me was” we have no dead animals in school,'” Yatsko said, according to Outdoornews. “So I asked her what they serve in the cafeteria?”

The state Distribution of the Animals, the youth hunting season. John Windau, wildlife communications manager for the Ohio Department of Natural Resource Division of Wildlife, said that the hunt is tightly regulated and benefits of conservation in the state.

“In North america, most wildlife conservation is paid for by people who buy fishing and hunting licenses and trapping licenses,” said Windau to add that hunting helps in other ways. “We don’t have many natural predators, the deer population anymore.”

“The deer would continue to grow, grow, grow beyond what society would tolerate,” he said. “It would lead to damage to crops, car accidents. The yacht is really the only effective tool that we have to have the deer population in check.”

Efforts to Yatskos were not successful.

On Thursday night, school Superindent Catherine Aukerman, per e-mail an instruction

“In the beginning, we want to emphasize that this girl did nothing wrong,” it read. “After conversations with her parents, we agree that this case is resolved.

“At the request of her parents and out of respect for their privacy,” it continued, “we have promised no further comment on this matter.”

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