PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Public School students walked out of class Wednesday to protest school resource officers, or SROs.
Students from a half-dozen Portland Public Schools planned to walk out of class at 9 a.m. to make their voices heard. About a dozen and a half students showed up for the protest. One student read a statement to the crowd.
After the report about the abject failures in Broward county that led to the Parkland High School shooting, this has to be kids demanding protection, right?
Wrong. This is Portland.
“We as PPS students are extremely disappointed in the school board’s actions and believe that police do not have a place in our schools.”
Lucas said SROs make students feel unsafe, contribute to discrimination in school and their presence can lead to hostile and unsafe school environments.
“Stationing police officers in schools will further contribute to an environment of fear and distrust,” Lucas said.
Please, please, please. Grant their wishes. School must be a place of education and they need to start learning what the real world can do to them.
I have no idea how Portland got like this, I imagine started as some sort of West Coast dare:
- – San Francisco: ” We are the weirdest and most illogical city in the United States.
– Portland: “Hold my bong.”