Entz Elementary School in Mesa, AZ asked Police Officer Scott Urkov to quit wearing his uniform and bringing his gun with him when he comes to pick up his daughter.
School spokesperson Helen Hollands said, “There were some parents who were concerned about the fact that there was a fully armed officer on campus and they spoke to the principal about it.”
According to guns.com, Officer Urkov responded: “Nothing like your kid’s school calling and asking if I could not come pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun. Are you freaking kidding me?”
The parents who complained have not been identified. However, after other parents rose up to say they felt “more protected to see a man in uniform” on campus, the school apologized to Officer Urkov.
At some point we all have to take NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s words to heart: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Entz Elementary should be thrilled that a good guy with a gun is showing up on campus to pick up his daughter.
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