A no-trespassing sign posted across the street from Fairhaven Middle School is raising eyebrows in Bellingham, Washington (video below).
The sign, which was posted on private property, claims that four different types of guns are on the property four days a week.
According to KOMO-TV, parents and residents in the area say the sign hints at gun violence too close to young children.
"We were already crying because of all of the children that had lost their lives and the teachers," said resident Pat Briggs-Yazzie, "And then we noticed the sign. Just infuriated me that somebody would be threatening to shoot people across from our middle school."
"I think it's terrible. I think there's too many guns in this country and it's too violent," said resident Paul Hammond, who is originally from the United Kingdom. "To me, yes, people kill, but if they didn't have the guns they couldn't use them to kill and guns near schools. It's wrong."
Despite complaints, police say the sign is completely legal.
"It's a no trespassing sign. It's posted on private property. There are no threats being made on the sign," said Mark Young of the Bellingham Police Department. "It's a legal sign on private property that does not violate any laws that I'm aware of."
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Bellingham School District official Tanya Rowe said the landowner has talked with a school leader, but has no plans to remove the sign.
"We do not support this advertisement of weapons,"said Rowe. "But the sign is not on our property and we have no authority on the issue."