Walmart has apologized after a viral photo seemed to show guns displayed under a back-to-school sign at a store.
According to KFSM, several Twitter users Wednesday shared a photo of a gun display that appeared to be under a banner that read, “Own the school year like a hero.”
CNN reported that Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson said Wednesday evening that the company was still trying to identify the store where the photo was taken.
Earlier Wednesday, however, Walmart tweeted that the store was in Evansville, Ind., and apologized, calling the display “horrible” and saying, “We removed the sign as soon as we found out.”
Crowson told CNN that those posts were incorrect.
Leeanna May, who said she snapped the controversial photo, disputed Crowson’s claim in an interview with The Washington Post. She said she saw the display at the Evansville store Wednesday morning and alerted workers there.
“People don’t seem to honestly care,” she told the Post.
“Thanks again for alerting us to this,” Walmart tweeted.
Good question. This was Store #1341. I hope this helps, Jared and we want you to know we are truly sorry for this. -Vik
— Walmart (@Walmart) August 9, 2017