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For 24 years, Lt. Col. Baker has been proudly serving the greatest country in the world–that’s 24 years of kicking ass and taking names. It was a damn shame that a security guard on his fucking anti-war high horse wouldn’t let Lt. Baker enter Rochester Adams High School with his daughter because he was wearing his Army uniform. The egregious reasoning? He might offend other students.
From FOX 2:
Lt. Baker has served in the Army for 24 years. This past week he was told by Rochester Adams high school security that if he wanted to get into the high school with his daughter he was going to have to go home and change his clothes.
Baker’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson says, “Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry your [sic] not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student.”
What kind of America-hating security company did this school hire? It’s sad that this is where we are headed as a country–that the sight of the armed forces uniforms our brave men and women wear could offend someone. I’m offended that this could be considered “offensive” on our own soil.
Superintendent Robert Shaner, who is a veteran himself, apologized to the Baker family for what happened.
The district has apologized for any perception that individuals in uniform are not welcome in the school. The district does not have a policy excluding individuals in uniform and will be working with administration and the firm that handles our security to make sure district policies are understood and communicated accurately.
The district also should have fired this rent-a-cop.
As the great Randy Marsh once said, “I thought this was America.”
[via FOX 2]