A Phoenix, Ariz., police officer who brought his daughter to elementary school wearing his full uniform was asked by the principal to change before he enters the facility because his holstered gun was scaring parents.
Scott Urkov works for the Coolidge Police Department and posted his reaction to the principal’s request on his Facebook account: “Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun. Are you freaking kidding me?”
Mr. Urkov’s daughter goes to Entz Elementary School, MyFoxPhoenix reported.
A spokeswoman for the school district said a few parents were concerned about the presence of an armed and uniformed police officer on the property. She also said the perhaps Mr. Urkov took the request too seriously.
“It was not the intent of the principal to offend him,” the spokeswoman said.
And at least one parent said the school’s reaction was shocking, saying that students were more likely to feel assured at the officer’s presence, rather than scared.