Care to Guess Why a Cop Who’s Also a College Student Was Escorted From Class? (Hint: He Was in Full Uniform)

A police officer who’s also a student at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia, was attending a class Wednesday when the instructor reportedly became uncomfortable with what the officer was carrying, WALB-TV said.

You see the officer was in full uniform, the station said — and he had a firearm.

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Image source: Shutterstock

So the instructor — uncomfortable with a gun in the classroom, WALB said — asked that the officer be escorted out.

Following the incident, Dr. Thomas Ormond — the school’s interim provost and vice president for academic & student affairs — issued the following statement, the station said:

“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.”

That policy, under “Weapons,” states: “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.”

 

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