"A REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT." ~BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
The police officer proceeded to tell the class that, disrupting the class was a felony and she would have no problem arresting a kid, taking them directly to jail, and not even calling the kids’ parents.
This from an officer said to have expressed her desire for something to happen at school since she misses patrolling the street.
Another interesting point is that this teacher had, only a few months back, covered The Constitution and Bill of Rights in her classes. The same teacher then brought in a uniformed officer to tell kids their rights would be trampled if they dared disrupt the class.
During my time in school it was not uncommon that a class would have 36 students, some of them unruly, to one teacher. Yet, I don’t remember a teacher ever calling an officer in to handle their classroom for them.
What of the officer attempting to help the ineffective teacher? We the people delegate our power to a select few public servants to keep order in our community. We trust these individuals to be of good character and sound judgement.
Threatening school kids with violating their civil rights, seems to be outside the scope of what these “officials” (public servants) are paid to do.
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