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.
[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.]
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:
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......"