When kids leave backpacks unattended in front of classroom doors during breakfast, brunch, and lunch, some things will inevitably go missing. Sometimes the things that go missing are candy. This is sad and certainly damages the campus environment. When grossly out of their league vice-principals tacitly encourage campus police to lay hands upon a potential student candy thief, pinning both arms to the small of the teenager's back and then forcing them painfully and unnaturally upward toward the shoulder blades, incapacitating
further movement before searching him for weapons, and thereafter detaining the young man in a classroom and threatening him with incarceration in the juvenile detention facility before bestowing upon him a court citation and summons to appear, I gotta think the damage done to the campus environment is far, far worse.
When certain high-ranking District officials tell a group of outraged and angry parents half-truths about recent hiring and firing decisions, blatant lies about the lack of complaints regarding the police presence, and make the incomprehensible statement that these officers have been nothing but a benefit to our schools, you start eye-balling the calendar in a whole new way.