Walmart issues apology for back-to-school gun display

Walmart sorry for 'horrible' gun display

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.

But, that statement was amended by a company spokesman who told the Times that there had been a miscommunication and that the company was still trying to find out where the photo was taken.

Later, though, Walmart-which came under fired last month for selling a wig cap online that was described in racial terms-seemed not to know which store had displayed the sign.

According to The New York Times, images of the display began circulating on social media before Walmart addressed the situation.

Crowson says Walmart is "exploring all possibilities", including whether an employee unintentionally erected the sign, if it's a prank, or if the image was edited to show something that doesn't exist.

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Charles Crowson, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications told us at 8 p.m. Wednesday night that the company has confirmed the store was not in Evansville, Indiana. Earlier Walmart said it had identified the location and had removed the sign. "... People don't seem to honestly care".

'We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened, ' the spokesperson added.

The company quickly issued an apology on Twitter, saying the sign had been removed.

The retailer also drew fire past year before September 11 when a store in Panama City Beach, Florida used Coca-Cola products to build two towers signifying the World Trade Center.

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