One of the top posts on TheBlaze today was the story of a Tennessee man who was arrested for disorderly conduct while trying to pick up his kids from school. The school had policy that parents had to wait in the car to get their kids, but Jim Howe skipped the line because he showed up on foot. When the school wouldn’t let the kids out, he got disruptive.
TheBlaze explains, “The new student pick-up policy, which reportedly started last week, says that parents can only pick up their children after 2 p.m. by waiting in a line of cars until everyone is released at 2:35 p.m. In this particular case, the parent was walking, so it wouldn’t make much sense to wait in the line of cars.”
Watch the incident unfold below:
“I’m with the dad,” Glenn said. “At least from what we know in this video.”
“It is imperative that we know our rights because the police state is, is pushing up against free people. And it is, it’s never been seen before in America. I have, I’ve never seen this. And you have to know what your rights are. But you also have do really be aware of what’s going on with our local police and Sheriff departments,” Glenn added.
Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess told the local news station WATE-TV that South Cumberland Elementary School Resource Officer Avery Aytes was “only doing his job”, and that Burgess agreed with the father in principle and planned to review the school’s policy because of the traffic and safety issues caused by having a line of cars on the highway with parents waiting to get their kids.