The professor was uncomfortable with the presence of his firearm.
Darton State College is a four-year state college unit of the University System of Georgia, located in Albany, Georgia. Last week, a police officer, in full uniform, was attending a class in Darton State College where he is a student. The Epoch Times has a story that will leave you scratching your head.
The instructor apparently became uncomfortable with the police-issued gun he was carrying, WALB-TV reported on Wednesday. The teacher then kicked the officer out of the classroom. The station said that he was “escorted” out, without elaborating.
There has been major blacklash on social media against the school over the move. “I hope the professor was disciplined and had to personally apologize to the officer,” wrote one person on Facebook. Some also called for the unnamed professor’s job. “Why wasn’t this professor fired. Disgraceful,” said another.
The university issued a statement:
“Darton State College is appreciative for the service of our law enforcement, and welcome them as students on our campus. We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this happened. We have met with the faculty and staff involved to reiterate the Georgia Law and Darton Policy.” – Dr. Thomas Ormond, Interim Provost/VP for Academic & Student Affairs, Darton State College.”
The school allows law enforcement officers to carry firearms on campus, according to the school policy, which reads: “Students are prohibited from possession of firearms in or on college property except by law enforcement officers, judges and district attorneys. The possession or use of any other offensive weapons is prohibited.” However, it’s unclear if a student, who is also a law enforcement officer is allowed to carry a firearm.
Doesn’t seem unclear to me. If an officer is in full uniform, why are you afraid to see him carrying a firearm? Unless you are a Pajama Boy, then I’d understand!