(Source) — An army officer was not allowed to enter his daughter’s high school because he was wearing his military uniform. Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker was turned away from Rochester Adams High School in Michigan by a security guard because his army clothing may ‘offend another student.’ Lt. Baker, who has served in the Army for 24 years, was told if he wanted to enter the building to discuss his daughter’s class schedule he would have to go home and change his clothes. Baker’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson told My Fox Detroit: ‘Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry your not allowed in the school. ‘Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student.’ Rochester Schools superintendent Robert Shaner, who is a veteran himself apologized to the family.
One day, when I’m old and gray and this blogging thing is long in my past, I can’t wait to move to an old cabin in the woods and never read a news story or talk to anyone ever again. Ever seen in a movie where like a retired cop or an old war vet did that? And there’s always someone who goes to seek out his help and the vet tells the kid that he’s out the game. He moved away because he’s seen enough of human depravity in his life and just wants to sit by the lake with his golden retriever. That’s exactly how I am. We spend the day looking around the internet for these stupid internet stories and it actually takes a toll on my psyche. A part of me dies every time I read something like this. An army officer, who’s done multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, can’t talk to his fucking daughters guidance counselor because his uniform might offend someone. I don’t know if that’s an actual rule or if this security guard is just an idiot but the fact of the matter is that some human I share this earth with made that call makes me so incredibly sad.