- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A U.S. Army officer from Rochester, Michigan, was denied entry into his daughter’s high school by four members of its security staff, told that his uniform might “offend” some students.

“Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you’re not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student,” Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker’s wife, Rachel, told a local Fox affiliate.

Col. Baker was was on his way to see his daughter’s counselor regarding her class schedule when the incident occurred.

“I can’t even believe they would think like that after all [soldiers] do for our country,” Jim Reynolds, a local resident, told the station.

Rochester Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner, who is also a veteran, sent a letter to the Fox affiliate apologizing for incident.



Mr. Shaner’s statement read: “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.”

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