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Armed Police Officers Pulled From NYC Schools After Parkland Massacre — And Parents Are Pissed

Less than a month after a gunman opened fire on a high school in Parkland, Florida, New York City has reportedly removed the remaining NYPD cops assigned full-time to protect and defend public schools.

The controversial move comes amid calls for increased security at America’s schools.

Needless to say, many parents and teachers are furious, according to the New York Post:

“My colleagues think it’s outrageous — and really stupid,” teacher Arthur Goldstein said. “We’re not enthusiastic about arming teachers, but we liked having a cop around.” […]

Parents at the overcrowded Queens school, crammed with more than 4,400 students, are protesting the change.

“The community officer is in no way an acceptable replacement,” says a PTA petition launched last week.

NYPD spokesperson Lt. John Grimpel reportedly told the Post he is unaware of “any other school with a full-time police officer assigned to it.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has implemented a policy that orders police officers to schools visit schools while they are on patrol. Meanwhile, a so-called “school safety agent” will be present at all schools — but the agent will be unarmed.

Josephine Li, a sophomore at Francis Lewis High School, put it like this:

“There are school shootings everywhere, and they took the one armed officer away from a school with 4,000 kids in it. Who is there to protect [us]?”

She, and all of America’s students, deserve an answer.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Paul

    March 11, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    deblasio has spent so much money fighting trump and supporting illegals he cant even afford to protect the school children,you can bet his armed guards are still surrounding and watching every move deblasio makes

  2. Kathleen Gordon

    March 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    It is so sad to think the powers that be don’t care about the children in schools. You can bet if De Blasio has kids they are going to a private school and have security surrounding them! I hope the voters next time will remember what ALL the democrats have done to them and to the country!!

    • Sue

      March 11, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Well said Kathleen Gordon, time to vote Republican they care about all the right things. Deblasio just wants to defy anything Trump or Republican. It is so Sad

  3. James Soto

    March 11, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Even though I was born in NYC, I would never return to this Progressive Liberal Shit Hole ever again.

  4. paulette

    March 11, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    WHEN ARE PEOPLE GONNA GET IT THROUGH THEY’RE THICK SCULLS,THE DEMONCRAPS DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT YOU OR YOUR KIDS,ITS ALL ABOUT THEM,THEY’RE POWER AND THEY’RE MONEY,MAYBE WHEN YOU FIGURE IT OUT YOU WILL VOTE REP AND SOMETHING WILL GET DONE,TRUMP IS TRYING TO DO THINGS BUT HES BEING OBSTRUCTED EVERY WISH WAY BUT LOOSE,STOP LOOKING TO THE DEMS FOR HELP,YOU WONT FIND IT.

  5. Ronnee Tee

    March 11, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I hope they don’t live to regret this step

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