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FOLLOW UP: Superintendent Backs Officer in Dad's Arrest over School Policy

FOLLOW UP: Superintendent Backs Officer in Dad's Arrest over School Policy

Cumberland County, TN Schools Superintendent Donald Andrews on Wednesday defended the recent arrest of a father who argued against a controversial student pick-up policy recently implemented at South Cumberland Elementary School in Crossville, Tenn. 

“We aren’t running a dictatorship here,” he said, adding that the principal of the school is willing to work with parents who have special circumstances.

Jim Howe was arrested last week for disorderly conduct after arguing with a school resource officer about the policy. Though school was dismissed, Howe was told he would have to wait to take his children home, per the official policy.

“It’s not the school’s child, it’s my child,” Howe said. “At any time, when you request your child, it’s not up to the school. … There’s a big difference between policy and law, and that’s what I’m trying to get across to them.”

Read the full story at The Blaze.

 

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