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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:29 PM

I Just Had This Weird Flashback Regarding Guns In The School...

We had a police officer assigned to our high-school that walked the halls and had a holstered pistol.

Now I'm not gonna name names, the poor guy died several years ago.

But... he walked with a limp, and we found out years after graduating, that the reason for the limp was that he had literally shot himself in the foot while drawing his weapon.

Now nobody ever said whether this was "on the job", or at the school. or if this mistake had him assigned to the school.

This was the same school that had a race riot during a "Brotherhood Day" celebration.

But...

We figured the source of this information (the foot shooting) might have been from the father of a friend of mine.

My friend played bass guitar in a local up and coming band, and after graduation ceremonies, many (hundreds) of students, parents, and families were invited to a post ceremony garage band party.

Which was great, and was supplied with several kegs of beer. Which the graduating students were allowed to partake, as long as there parents were there and gave approval. Most did, and most parents partook too...

My friend's father, the host of the party, and suspected source of the foot-shooting info was...

A Sergeant in the same police force.

Life is weird sometimes... Both Iconic, and Ironic.

Ya know ???




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:36 PM

1. We had an armed city cop who later was shot to death

He was a municipal cop who was paid to be at the high school in the 1970s. Once, during the fourth of July festival, he pulled a gun on some of my classmates and walked them across the park in the dark.

He was shot dead. I don't remember if it was a suicide. I was away in college. Another cop died in my home town without finding the perpetrator; that was surely a murder.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:58 PM

2. I'm Wondering... Did Schools Have Armed Police BEFORE School Integration ???

I do not know, but I was in the 4th or 5th grade when our Elementary School was integrated.

By the time I got to high-school, it was a done deal.

Anybody know ???


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Response to WillyT (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:25 PM

3. I attended school in a small city with one High School and no bussing

I don't have any children, so I have not been paying attention to the situation. So, I don't recall.

Our rent a cop was placed there because of the drug trade, I think. It is ironic, because the police department was on the take for dealers who were linked to The Mafia. I mean the real mafia. They also had numbers and prostitution rackets.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:29 PM

5. Oh Yeah... We Had A "Counselor" To Talk To Kids About Their Problems...

When the parents found out this guy was a plant from the Police Department...

A "Narc" in the parlance of the day...

They went BALLISTIC !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. Was it this guy?

 

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:33 PM

6. LOL !!! - I Ain't Sayin...




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