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Source: The Guardian
January 13, 2012
This article reeks of the radical lefts negative views of LE officers and the duties. I think officers being in a schools is a must these days way to many bad apples.
I remember those times too Robocop33. Things have changed for sure.
When my daughter was in middle school, a student on the bus threatened to kill her because she wore "preppy clothes." I ended up driving her to and from school every day. When she was in junior high school, she was subjected to sexual harassment on a regular basis. I gave in a bought her a cell phone so that she could call me or the police if she ran into trouble. In high school, she was sent to a private boarding school, which is what she begged me to allow her to do. The teachers have their hands full today with fewer resources and federal/state mandates.about how they must teach. I am really glad that police are on the scene, at least at the middle schools and secondary education.
SkoolCop, there are many cops that would not last a week in a school because they underestimate the abilities of a juvenile. I did my time as an SRO and FTO in schools and could not wait to get out of there. That's why I went the route of investigations. I still have to step foot in a school ocassionally and don't have to be in one no more than an hour or so, thank GOD! However, you and I know that the schools administration take two routes. One is to hide serious crime from us or sick the police on those students they cannot or will not deal with in the confines of their responsibilites. Our officers don't play that game and put the monkey back where it belongs. Top_Cat I was at one of schools last Thursday conducting an ID theft investigation and found two rooms (holding cells) that would normally be found in a police station. Granted this school is special and not the norm and is for students with behavioral problems but I was still shocked to see this. . My department is not the fashion, cursing, disruptive behavior police. We take action when the activity rises to the level that if an adult did it then we will deal with it. For non-violent offenses I/we have to process what is in the best interest of the child. School admin must take responsibility for their actions and stop calling the police for minor school policy violations. As far as children 12 and under, to arrest is the absolute last option, every other option will be explored prior to arresting unless it is something that they must go for, i.e. weapons, drugs or sexual offenses.
This idiot attorney would not last one week in the school district I work for. Kids just being kids........... She has not the slightest clue of what she is talking about. I got kids in jail for committing violent felonies including homicides. NEXT!!!!!!
Bump Robocop. The SROs in my city are there primarily to encourage positive relations between the kids, teachers and parents and LE, not to mention the information flow, not to arrest a seventh-grader for slamming his locker too loud.
I love the Brits but they are certainly ignorant of what SRO's are and are there for. They did not have police in my schools growing up. If we had a problem then it was settled with fists after school and we obeyed the teachers and would obey them. Now kids come to schools with Tech9s, .45's herion and crystal Meth. THAT is why they are there, to prevent assaults rapes and robberies etc. Major crimes and not making students pick up crumbs on the dining room floor.Times have unfortunately changed and not for the good.
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