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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:13 AM

OMG: Marine "Sgt." Craig Pusley decides to guard an Elementary School

This is sooo very wrong in my view, and it seems to be more harmful than useful.
Children need to feel safe not to feel like they are under threat of attack.
And the school allowed it without checking up on him!

Marine Sgt. Craig Pusley guards Hughson Elementary School
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20121220/NEWS08/312200004/Marine-stands-guard-Calif-elementary-school

Hughson Elementary School officials arrived Wednesday morning to find their school under new security.

In combat boots and full fatigue uniform, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps stood out in the cold and he volunteered his services for the whole school day.

“He approached me and asked me if it would be OK if he stood in front of our flagpole this morning to make sure our parents and kids felt safe today as they arrived on our campus,” Hughson Elementary School principal Laura Fong said.....

“There’s no policy for something like this, but I didn’t see why he couldn’t stand in front and keep us safe,” ...

Pusley is employed full-time, but plans to stand guard over these kids for the next 30 days.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: A Marine veteran who made national news for standing guard outside a California school in uniform was accused Thursday of faking his military service, but denied he did so.

Accused Marine faker 'deeply sorry'


A Marine veteran who made national news for standing guard outside a California school in uniform was accused Thursday of faking his military service, but denied he did so.

.... Pusley told Marine Corps Times in a phone interview he never lied about his military service, blaming the first reporter who interviewed him, Nan Austin of The Modesto Bee, for getting the story wrong.

“There’s a lot of fabrication to this story that didn’t come out of my mouth,” Pusley said. “All I know is that I talked to a Modesto Bee lady, and everything went crazy.”

Photographs show him wearing the rank insignia of a sergeant, however. Asked about that, he said he didn’t realize what was on the uniform and borrowed it from someone else.

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Reply OMG: Marine "Sgt." Craig Pusley decides to guard an Elementary School (Original post)
Coyotl Dec 2012 OP
aristocles Dec 2012 #1
The Blue Flower Dec 2012 #2
Coyotl Dec 2012 #3
LeftinOH Dec 2012 #4
Dyedinthewoolliberal Dec 2012 #5
arcane1 Dec 2012 #6
Oilwellian Dec 2012 #7
ecstatic Dec 2012 #8
Kooljas Dec 2012 #9
Coyotl Dec 2012 #10
dembotoz Dec 2012 #11
marions ghost Dec 2012 #12
Earth_First Dec 2012 #13
Coyotl Dec 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #16
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #15
lpbk2713 Dec 2012 #17

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:21 AM

1. Semper stultus. n/t

 

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:21 AM

2. I think there are laws against impersonating

Even if he was what he claims to be, if he's not on duty, he shouldn't be in uniform. Fail.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:23 AM

3. Marine Corp Reservists says he violated protocol PLUS he impersonated higher rank.

Marine Corp Reservists says he violated protocol by wearing his fatigues and not his dress uniform in public. Facing $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison. Also getting a "dishonorable" stamp on his "honorable" discharge.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:26 AM

4. "Weirdo poseur in fatigues stands outside of school building."

-That's what the headline should be.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. His excuse

stinks to high heaven..........

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:11 AM

6. Wow, he screwed up in a number of ways!

Just to be a "hero" on the tee-vee

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:08 PM

7. The Crazies are coming out of the woodwork

This is just creepy and the principal didn't think this one through very well.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:12 PM

8. OMFG. Any guards at schools need full mental evaluations, and they shouldn't be in uniform,

although they should identify themselves before confronting anyone. For all they know, he could be the next mass shooter.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:12 PM

9. There is already a copycat

 

http://www.wsmv.com/story/20378185/marine-father-stands-watch-at-nashville-elementary-school?hpt=us_bn8

I think this is wrong. There is no greater symbol of killing and violence than a US Marine.

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Response to Kooljas (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:36 PM

10. This guy is a coypcat already, and a liar too.

What really bothers me is the impact on children, making them feel like they are in imminent danger is very, very wrong.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:41 PM

11. so wtf are the cops supposed to think--he is not one of them

he makes me nervous

keep an eye on him

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:19 PM

12. Welcome to the Banana Republic of America

.....if it comes to this, we are already dead.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:22 PM

13. WTF is wrong with that Elementary school principle?!

If I were a parent at that school, I would be calling for her job!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:19 PM

14. I thought the same thing. She should have called the police and reported him right away!

"Can you send someone over here to guard my school from the nut job out front?"

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:29 PM

16. Agreed -- she has a right to have people trespassed

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:27 PM

15. Disgusting for many reasons

And, a principal has a right to not allow visitors.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:30 PM

17. ... for the next 30 days



Most schools I know of will be vacant for the next two weeks or so. He's going to get awful lonely.


They're coming out of the woodwork.

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