Walmart apologizes for sign appearing to market guns as back-to-school items

UPDATE (8/12/17): Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson confirmed to CNNMoney on Friday that the company has determined that the incident was the result of mischief. He declined to give further details.

Original Story:

Walmart is apologizing for a display in of one of its stores that appeared to showcase a collection of guns as back-to-school items.

The company described the display as “truly awful” and said Wednesday that it is “working diligently” to find out which store featured the display and ensure that it is taken down, according to CNN Money.

A photo showing a glass case full of guns with a sign directly above it reading “Own the school year like a hero” went viral on Reddit before making its way to other social media platforms.

Walmart initially claimed to have identified the store location but a company spokesman told CNN Money that it was a mistake, and that the company is still searching for the sign.

 

Read the full story at CNN Money.

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