Odds and Ends
Armed to immobilize
30 8, 12:02pm
Also worth mentioning is that in many cases, when police officers themselves are put directly in the schools, they end up assaulting the children.
1. They're trained to deal with violent criminals, so that's what they tend to fall back on.
2. Kids (very understandably) resent being treated as default criminals, even if they've never committed a crime. That resentment is focused on the armed officer whose very presence is making the school that much more like a prison. The officer believes they should see him as a respected figure of authority. The children view him as an insult. Friction is inevitable.
3. It's a shit assignment. Most likely handed out for punitive reasons. That makes it all the more likely that the specific officer assigned to your kid's school has impulse, self-control, and temper problems.