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Walmart apologizes for 'truly horrible' back-to-school gun display

Walmart apologizes for 'truly horrible' back-to-school gun display

Walmart tweeted Wednesday the display was at a store in Evansville, Indiana, but company spokesman Charles Crowson said Walmart has determined that tweet was incorrect.

Images of a shocking and distasteful Walmart product display, which showcased firearms in the store's back-to-school section, have prompted the company to offer an apology to customers.

Walmart says it's investigating a photo that purports to show a sign reading "Own The School Year Like A Hero" displayed atop a gun-filled case in one of its stores.

"There was some miscommunication between our social media team and the store", said Crowson, explaining the errant tweet.

Unfortunately, its "Own the school year like a hero" merchandising has ended up in one of its United States stores' sporting goods departments.

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Walmart issued an apology following the incident, saying through a spokesperson that 'What's seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores'.

Initial reports were the display was at a Walmart store on Evansville's west side.

May told the paper she alerted store employees, but they couldn't locate a store manager.

The woman who first posted the photo to Twitter, Leeanna May, told The Washington Post that she took the photo in Evansville.

Still, the person in charge of social media for Walmart had a busy day on Wednesday. "We're very sorry and checking into how this could have happened". "... People don't seem to honestly care".


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