Armed Guard Hired To Protect Michigan Charter School Under Fire For Leaving His Loaded Weapon Unattended While Taking A Piss
Chicagoist - A charter school in Lapeer, Mich., recently hired an armed security guard to increase security, but instead the unnamed officer demonstrated one of the potential dangers of adding guns to schools when he “made a breach in security protocol.” On Monday the security officer left an unloaded handgun in the restroom “for a few moments,” said Chatfield School Director Matt Young in the Flint Journal. The Flint Journal does not name the security guard, but WNEM-TV5 interviewed new security guard Clark Arnold just days ago, when Young was telling WNEM about a number of new security upgrades at the school, including new cameras, additional lockdown training and Arnold, guarding the front door.
The Flint Journal does not name the security guard, but WNEM-TV5 interviewed new security guard Clark Arnold just days ago, when Young was telling WNEM about a number of new security upgrades at the school, including new cameras, additional lockdown training and Arnold, guarding the front door. Young offered the Flint Journal no further specifics on the incident or the repercussions for the security officer, who is retired from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. A prosecutor said the guard’s actions do not constitute a criminal charge.
Probably the #1 downside to all the NRA’s proposals to arm every school with security guards. One minute you think you’re hiring Arnold the retired police officer to patrol, stand guard and protect everyone and the next you find out that Arnold’s a little bit past his prime and pretty lackadaisical with his loaded handgun and tends to leave it unattended when he goes to the bathroom to drain the lizard. I mean, whatever, shit happens. If Arnold’s retired I’m assuming he’s probably old as fuck. Old people forget shit all the time. I have an uncle that’s way up there in age and he straight up missed on guessing my name at a family reunion a few years ago. Looked at me dead in the eye for like 10 seconds and said “Hey, uh, Kyle?”. Nope, not Kyle dude. Nice try though. Only known you for 20 some-odd years. So if an old dude forgets boring shit like procedures and security protocols when he takes a piss, big whoop. Gotta protect the goods at all costs. No sense getting mad at Arnold for being cautious.