Skip to comments.School Tells Cop Scott Urkov Not To Wear Gun, Uniform When Picking Up Daughter
Posted on 10/03/2013 1:03:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Didn't think so.
Maybe we could find someone else to do it. But where does one find teachers nowadays?
As long as he doesn't get into a gun safety demonstration with a Glock, all should be well.
Its stupid but fair is fair. If I can’t drive within 1000 feet of a school while carrying a firearm then cops shouldn’t be allowed either.
I taught for 15 years and can assure you that some of the most ignorant people can be found at public schools and universities. They can be brilliant in their field but functionally illiterate on most anything else. This sounds like something that could have happened in the district I taught at!!
He should tell them that police officers pick up their kids at school in full uniform.
“The school has apologized, saying that they didnt realize that Urkov (pictured) would take the phone call as an affront and now wants to turn the misunderstanding into a teachable moment.”
Urgggh.... if any libs ever spewed this mealy mouthed crap about “teachable moments” to my face, I’d be sorely pressed not to give them a teachable moment involving feet and rear ends.
He might be required to wear his gun.
We had an idiot receptionist several years ago that told a State Trooper that he had to leave his gun with her at the front desk. LOL!
I truly doubt the story that some parents called with a complaint. It sounds more like an excuse to justify the school forcing their no-gun rule upon a policeman father.
One of those stories where neither party is right.
On one side you have school officials indoctrinating kids in hoplophobia.
On the other side you have jack booted government thug who thinks that the rules that apply to me OBVIOUSLY don’t apply to him.
It is perfectly legal for armed police officers to be on school grounds. You should not have to endure the inconvenience of going to our home and changing your clothes before picking your daughter up from school. Other parents are allowed to pick up their children on their way home fro work without having to make multiple trips.
I recommend you tell the principal to go f##k himself.
Of course, I suppose you could say it more politely... ...if you must.
You have no such authority.
My Gun is not evil or offensive.
It is the tool I use to do my job, which is in part, to protect the faculty and students in this school.
Get over yourself.
Real, mature adults would tell the other adults pissing themselves to grow the eff up, the real world is not marshmallows and lollipops, we have armed police and we have ccw people, who will not bother them if they don’t bother those people, and to get the eff over it.
Perhaps he should have complied with her request.
Chances are she would have mis-handled the weapon and shot herself.
Yeah so if they have some emergency, I guess they’ll call out the shrinks, since they obviously don’t want cops present.
How do you know he is a jack-booted thug?
At least they backed off. How many of these incidents go unpublished and fester among the population?
IIRC there are jurisdictions where a law enforcement officer is requied by law and or regulation to carry a firearm at all times in public places and aboard public transportation, under the theory that police officers are never entirely free of their duty in their jurisdiction.
Sounds like the school really wants to make up for this faux paux, but (with a principal like this one) I can’t blame the police department for saying, no more on this, let’s move on.
As they are conditioning these young kids to hate guns, they are conditioning them to concentrate on sex. I’m beginning to think that the NEA has a very high ratio of perverts that want unarmed victims....
The principal of Entz Elementary School should be fired. No discussion, just fire him/her/it.
There needs to be a public policy of zero tolerance for incompetence and complete lack of common sense in our educational system.
Fire the damn principal or defund the school.... apologies be damned.
As a CA CCW holder I can carry at a school. Go figure.
I don’t believe they have the right to ask this of the officer. I’d show up in it for spite.
Last month on a trip out west I had a Brit in-law almost freak out when he saw a Park Ranger with a sidearm. He was seriously concerned when he saw one with a gun at Yellowstone. I had to explain to him about (1) dangerous four-legged critters and (2) dangerous two-legged critters.
Thank heaven “brilliant in their field” is a very loosely interpreted, highly, subjective opinion. America’s ranking in math and science is pretty damning evidence. Fortunately, they don’t require tests on any government form other than communism to keep teaching credentials.
Yes I know.
Honestly I don’t care. If they are not on duty they shouldn’t be allowed to do anything every other law abiding person can’t do.
the point isn’t increasing controls on cops, but decreasing controls on everyone else.
So if an incident happens at the school and the police are called, should they go home and change clothes first before they respond? (Without their gun obviously!)
I really don't see what the problem would be unless they had a dog as a school mascot.
I’m sure it was liberal parents that were shocked by this site.
“If they are not on duty they shouldnt be allowed to do anything every other law abiding person cant do.”
Thing is, in their jurisdiction they are never off-duty. If a crime happens in their view they have an obligation to act. As a civilian you have no such obligation.
Wow...you inferred all that from a 250-300 word article? Man, you must be psychic. /sarc
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Why have no school administrators the guts to say, "Your concern has been noted. Now get 51% of the parents of children in this school to agree with you and THEN we'll take action to assuage your irrational fears."
The sight of an armed man even a fully uniformed police officer with a handgun on the school grounds was apparently too much for some parents.
"There were some parents who were concerned about that fact that there was a fully armed officer on campus and they spoke to the principal about it," said school spokesperson Helen Hollands.
An irrational fear of firearms is a form of mental illness known as hoplophobia. It is treatable and those afflicted should seek the assistance of a mental health professional.
My wife works in a school office. One morning she called and asked if I could drop off an envelope she had left on the kitchen table. Sure. She told the principal that she was going out to meet me at the curb. He asked why, I could come in. She told him that if I walked through the metal detector it might explode from overload. Said he laughed, shook his head and said he didn’t want to know.
The damage has already been done.
Oh, by the way- oopsie!!!!
What do you think the children will remember? ‘The gun is bad’ or ‘We were wrong’?
I’d tell ‘em to FOAD
Screw the principal. Keep doing it.
Too much for stupid liberal parents who have their heads up their butts. They hate the police. They hate the military. But, when someone is kicking down the door or a terrorist is shooting his block up with an AK47, they want you there right freaking now. Stupid idiot liberals are a threat to society. THEY are the problems with this nation. Liberals, progressives, socialists, communists, Obamanuts. All the same and the REAL reason this nation is screwed up so badly.
Our society need protection for these low info voters.
I would reply that I'd prefer to speak to the School Administration about what Police officers do, as the kids are likely smart enough to have figured it out.
Oh, missus principal, do I understand right? you want me to shed my uniform and my pistol before I come to pick up my daughter?
No way, missus principal. I am a peace officer. I put my life in danger every day to protect the public, including you. [thought but not said: “including your sorry liberal a$$”] When I come to your school in uniform you and the children are protected by me. Tell me, missus principal, is the real reason why you don’t want me to come because you DON’T want the kids to have respect for a cop and to feel safe around an armed cop?
You find college students that can't cope with the rigors of fine arts, PE or general studies curricula then change their majors to Education.
Entz Elementary School
I think the reporter got it wrong. Should be Dunce Elementary School.
Well, there is at least one cop that knows how the rest of us citizens feels.