Police Officer Dad Understandably Shocked When He Finds Out What His Second Grader’s Class Did During Recess (VIDEO)
A police officer in New Bedford, Massachusetts was shocked to find out that his second grade daughter was participating in a Ferguson protest with her class during school hours. And he’s speaking out about it, slamming the school for encouraging hatred of police in students.
George Borden, the father of a student at Alma Del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is speaking out against an activity his daughter’s second grade class took part in.
On Friday, students of Shabrina Guerrier were learning about citizenship and the First Amendment. This led to a class discussion on current events in the media, including the death of Michael Brown and the ensuring protests in Ferguson, MO.
Following the discussion, some of the 7-and 8-year-olds staged their own “protest” on a sidewalk near the school during recess. This outraged Borden, who also happens to be a New Bedford police officer. WHDH reports:
“’Having the children off school property without any parental permission slip is inexcusable,’ Officer George Borden said. ‘I found that extremely upsetting, multiple people I’ve spoken to felt the same way, I’ve shown them pictures of this.’”
“’I don’t think 7-year-olds can come up with the idea to go out and protest on the street.’”
Additionally, Borden feels this activity was more than just a class lesson, after he discovered a flyer advertising a protest that weekend organized against “unjust systems that allow police officers to kill Black men and boys with impunity.”
It goes beyond all rational thought, but the school wants us to believe that seven-year-olds came up with the idea of organizing a Ferguson protest, which may be the dumbest possible excuse they could have come up with. Officer Borden is absolutely right that this was out of line, and nothing short of an apology will be good enough — well, and maybe the dismissal of the teacher, Shabrina Guerrier, who used her class as a tool to force her anti-police views on innocent children.