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Off-duty cop not allowed in school with gun: May lead to change

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Source: ACTION 19 NEWS

April 11, 2013

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  • Ba_old_glory_max50


    over 1 year ago


    Seriously what is happening today? This make zero sense on every level!

  • 01-08-09_1415_max50


    over 1 year ago


    No won't ever catch me without my "smoke wagon". Schools, church, toilet, wally world, etc etc etc. All LEOs should carry at all times.

  • Att2307142_max50


    over 1 year ago


    i can't count how many times an off duty cop saved people because he was armed. i'm mostly thinking of a mall shooting where a hero of an off duty cop saved hundreds of people. he was the first to respond. he was having lunch at the mall with his wife.

  • Ralphie_max50


    over 1 year ago


    In NYC the school safety officers fall under us. The Guard that stopped the off duty officer is an Idiot, If something was to have happen what was he going to stop the perp with his Flashlight. No he would have ran to the off duty officer and begged for him to help. While were are off duty we are never off duty we are always on duty 24hrs. and thats goes for every LEO through out. If something happens we all take police action...

  • White_shirt_max50


    over 1 year ago


    The only place we cannot carry concealed or on duty in my area is Federal Court. The no carry signs do not apply to law enforcement. I concur with Cedardale.

  • Gods_team_max50


    over 1 year ago


    Bravo, SkoolCop. I would too if I was a LEO.

  • shadow_officer

    over 1 year ago


    they dont want it until they have a crazy person with a gun shooting at kids...then u cant get enough police there....any law enforcement officer on or off duty should be able to carry anywhere, anytime...

  • Wredcedar_max50


    over 1 year ago


    Wonder how the issue even came up, was he not carrying concealed or carring concealed slopply so others could tell he had a weapon?

  • Eagle_and_flag_max50


    over 1 year ago


    Funny thing about this Cleveland issue: If the School Principal, School Board, etc were to read the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2923.122D1a&b), carrying into a School Safety Zone DOES NOT APPLY TO LEO's THAT MEET STATE REQUIREMENTS.

    Like SkoolCop (and most others here), I carry everywhere with very few exceptions.

  • 25-1-13-a_1__max50


    over 1 year ago


    I carry EVERYWHERE when off-duty....... Ball games, amusement parks and especially schools included. As a police officer, why wouldn't I? Recently, there was a change at my daughter's elementary school. As a courtesy, I introduced myself to the new Principal, told him who I was in relation to my daughter and I was a police officer. I asked him what his and the schools plans were in the event of an active shooter scenario. I then told him (I did not ask for his permission) that when I come to the school at any time to pick up my child, participate in school activities (including school field trips) that while I may not be in uniform, I am still a police officer and that as such, I carry concealed..... NO IF's, AND' OR BUT's ABOUT IT. As stated, DOES NOT APPLY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT is simple common sense.

  • Somegiveall_max160_max160_max50


    over 1 year ago


    what happened to common sense?

  • New_unit_max50


    over 1 year ago


    If you can get the political heros to change laws, take a look at Texas. The wording is really simple "sections ...........DO NOT APPLY", no way to confuse that when it comes to Texas LEO's carrying weapons.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 1 year ago

    Tennessee addressed this issue: 39-17-1350. Law enforcement officers permitted to carry firearms -- Exceptions -- Restrictions -- Identification card for corrections officers.

    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any law enforcement officer may carry firearms at all times and in all places within Tennessee, on-duty or off-duty, regardless of the officer's regular duty hours or assignments, except as provided by subsection (c), federal law, lawful orders of court or the written directives of the executive supervisor of the employing agency.

    (b) The authority conferred by this section is expressly intended to and shall supersede restrictions placed upon law enforcement officers' authority to carry firearms by other sections within this part.

    (c) The authority conferred by this section shall not extend to a law enforcement officer:

    (1) Who is not engaged in the actual discharge of official duties as a law enforcement officer and carries a firearm onto school grounds or inside a school building during regular school hours unless the officer immediately informs the principal that the officer will be present on school grounds or inside the school building and in possession of a firearm. If the principal is unavailable, the notice may be given to an appropriate administrative staff person in the principal's office;

    I checked with our A.G. and the laws states the principal is to be informed, but no right to refuse entry.

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