A grandmother in Gadsden, Alabama, claims a faculty useful resource officer has been harassing her granddaughter at Litchfield Middle School.
Carmen Guinn is the guardian of two granddaughters, one among whom is now in highschool. But Guinn advised AL.com that each of the ladies have been harassed by the identical officer.
Guinn says the newest incident occurred when the officer approached her granddaughter’s lunch desk and requested, “Which one of y’all’s daddies have I not arrested yet?”
The woman stated, “You haven’t arrested mine.” The officer allegedly responded, “That’s because you don’t know who your daddy is.”
Video of the incident exists, however there is no such thing as a audio to accompany it.
The officer’s alleged habits is below investigation by each Gadsden police and the Gadsden City Schools system. The officer is a contracted worker by the Gadsden Police Department. Gadsden City Schools Superintendent Tony Reddick stated disciplinary actions could be determined by the Gadsden Police.
Guinn says she is not attempting to blow issues out of proportion. “I guess he was trying to be sarcastic. But the whole thing was inappropriate all the way around.”
Reddick stated he had not spoken to the officer personally however that one other faculty official had. The officer offered a unique model. He stated the youngsters on the desk requested him if he had been concerned with the arrest of any of their members of the family.
Reddick stated, “He says a student said, ‘Well, you haven’t arrested my daddy,’ and he says, ‘I don’t know your daddy.'”
Gadsden City Schools made the information not too long ago when an elementary faculty scholar was found with a handgun of their backpack. WBMA-LD reported the weapon was unloaded. A letter despatched dwelling to oldsters after the incident acknowledged that “…at no point was any student in danger.”
Etowah County, of which Gadsden is the county seat, is at the moment putting extra officers in colleges. The Gadsden Times stories that the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department shall be growing the variety of useful resource officers from 16 to 19.
“Among these schools,” Sheriff Jonathon Horton stated, “this gives us the ability to have a school resource officer with a system or within reach of not leaving any school unprotected.”
The Gadsden Police Department and the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department are separate entities. On their respective web sites, each legislation enforcement businesses present officers to colleges within the space.
But Carmen Guinn says the incident at Litchfield has left her youngest granddaughter confused. “This should never have happened,” Guinn stated. “He’s a professional. You don’t joke with children about stuff like that. You don’t know their situation.”