Time To Remove Police Officers From Schools

Dear Editor,

Have you seen the online video of the 6 year old girl begging police officers not to arrest her? Officer Dennis Turner arrested 6-year-old Kaia Rolles because she threw a tantrum and kicked a school staff member. Kaia begged for a second chance, and begged school staff members for help. She didn’t get any help.

  Dennis Turner was eventually fired, but not for arresting a 6-year-old. He was fired because he didn’t get permission for the arrest from his watch commander. And get this, officer Turner had arrested a 6-year-old boy at another school on the same day. Apparently he did get permission for that arrest. Six-year-old girls shouldn’t be arrested for throwing tantrums.

I think that it is time to remove police officers from schools.

Chuck Mann