Wednesday, November 6, 2013

School Principal Bans Mom With Permit to Carry Firearm

Educators tend to see themselves as Social Engineers, and thus relish coming up with new forms of control. One of the best methods for doing so is to play the game that you are fearful and have to prevent individuals from entering school property.

Note that this Principal did not take the time to remind parents, or even the one in question, that firearms are not allowed on schools grounds. He simply pretended that the very fact that  person is legally allowed to carry (posses on one's person) a firearm is sufficient grounds for banning her from the school. A perfectly innocent photo that the Mom posted on Facebook was seized upon as the pretext for a patently necessary prohibition.

What makes this worse is that the local police did not inform the Principal that he was engaging in a gross overreaching of his authority but actually assisted him is enforcing this ban. The cops could easily have told the principal that this was a civil matter that he would have to pursue through the court system. The fact the the police allowed themselves to be used as an arm of the politically correct elite is a dangerous portent for the future.

"A Georgia mother and Army veteran is demanding an apology from her daughter’s school after she was reportedly banned from visiting the building because she posted a photo of her conceal weapons permit on Facebook, WRDW-TV reports.

Tanya Mount told the news station that she feels like a “criminal,” even though she’s done nothing wrong.
“I want to be heard,” she said. “I want a public apology.”
Mount claims she was given a note from Richmond County Board of Education police warning her of criminal trespassing. The notice reportedly banned the mother from visiting McBean Elementary School, where her disabled daughter goes to school.
When she asked what she had done wrong, she allegedly got the following response: “The principal is scared of you and she doesn’t want you on the grounds.”
“I ask, ‘for what?’ And he asks, ‘were you in the Army?’ And I said, ‘yes,’” the mother explained. “He’s like, ‘do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said, ‘yes.’”
Mount claims the entire ordeal was caused by her decision to post a picture of her new concealed weapons permit on her Facebook page. She says she has had no problems with the school principal, though their entire history is not known.
When WJBF-TV called McBean Elementary Principal Janina Dallas to confirm that the “no trespass” order was issued over the Facebook post, the principal reportedly said, “Yes, it was.”
[The following illustrates the positively Orwellian use of words by the Principle to justify his sick decision. Of course we all know that the Principal is responsible for the safety of students, but that does not mean that he can run about chasing ghosts.]   

“It is my duty and responsibility as the principal of this school to ensure the safety and security of all of our faculty, staff and students,” Dallas told WJBF-TV.
When I was still a cop, I was faced with a very similar situation. On this occasion, though,  the Principal was afraid of our issued firearms:

".....I am reminded of an incident to which I was assigned back in my days as a Police Bomb Technician. A local High School had received a threat. We responded, performed a threat assessment, took measures that we felt were appropriate, and notified the School Principal that were confident that the school could return to its schedule. With the investigation to identify the actor having been turned over to detectives, we went to the main office in order to take some necessary information for our reports. While waiting for the Principal to finish a telephone conversation, we were engaged in conversation by the Vice-Principal. He was a nice enough guy, but his comments betrayed the sheep mentality that too many of us have today. The gentleman remarked that the Principal was not sure, once he had been notified about the threat, whether or not he was going to report the threat to the police. "Because, he was worried about - (Then whispering to us) the guns." (meaning our firearms and those of the local police).

Those who now me personally can imagine how indescribably steamed I got at the thought that a man who is responsible for the safety of his students would be pridefully stupid enough to entertain the possibility of ruling out making notifications to the police. He affected to have a greater concern that the cops would then enter the school while in possession of firearms than he did about the possibility that a destructive device may have been placed in the school. Nothing flips my lid more than a mixture of pride and stupidity gift-wrapped to look like honest concern...... Needless to say, I made no comment and blank-stared the man until he got the hint. I was in uniform and thus representing my employer, so I felt that debate was not appropriate. I saved my anger for the parking lot and the presence of my coworkers......"

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