One sheriff's sergeant, who attends classes at New Orleans' Loyola University in his free time, apparently made his fellow classmates so "uncomfortable" that the professor called the cops on him.
His crime: Running a little late and showing up in his uniform with his gun on his side.
Sgt. Josh Collins took to Facebook earlier this week to share his feelings about the entire ordeal and his post has now been shared more than 1,000 times. Given the fact that he's a white male who happens to be politically conservative, Collins said he's used to dealing "with a lot of prejudicial and biased comments" directed his way.
While he usually feels "the ideals of a 18 year old ultra socialist frankly are funny," he said this latest incident saddens him:
Today made me sad for the youth and the college I have attended for 8 years. Given how busy we have been this past week, including today, I showed up to class late and was still in full uniform because I didn't have time to change. Obviously, being in full police uniform, I was armed. This is the first time after having six previous classes that anyone became aware of my profession.
Not long after he arrived, Collins said a student told the professor about "their uncomfortableness" with the fact that an armed officer was in the classroom. So the instructor called the police.
"Of course I was not privileged to either of these conversations as they took place behind my back," Collins wrote. "My professor then pulled me out of class and told me that he had called the police based on the student complaint."
Naturally, the police never came because Collins was not breaking any rules or laws. In fact, he said the police told the professor he "was perfectly within the law" when he came to the class in his uniform and with his firearm.
"What type of over sensitive indoctrinated liberal flower petals has this generation created that they are scared of going to school with a uniformed police officer," Collins pondered.
He also noted how "ironical and dumbfounding" it is that the first reaction to being made uncomfortable by a law enforcement officer was to call a law enforcement officer.
Sadly, Collins wrote, he feels he "as though I must hide my profession in order to obtain a fair education."