ACLU wants school police to be unarmed because guns send ‘negative message’

The American Civil Liberties Union wants school police to be unarmed.

Harold Jordan, of the Pennsylvania chapter of the ACLU, wrote a piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that called for the disarming of school police. The piece was subsequently republished and tweeted by the organization.

“Having officers patrol the hallways with firearms sends a negative message to students,” he wrote. “It makes many students feel that they are being treated like suspects. It can have an intimidating presence and can contribute to negative attitudes about police, in general.”

You know who else it can have an intimidating effect on? People like Adam Lanza who slaughtered 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and his mother at home, in 2012.

Or Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who killed 13 at Columbine High School in 1999.

Or the killers in the plethora of school shootings that have happened in the past two decades.

But the ACLU is more concerned with sending a “negative message” or hurting feelings than it is about saving the lives of children.

“Places of learning are not security zones or criminal justice institutions, and they should not be staffed that way,” Jordan argued.

Not everyone on social media agreed.

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