Did you hear about this one…

Two police officers were suspended for cursing at a bus full of middle school children, and the entire incident was captured on video.

It began when a bus driver pulled over and warned students she would call police if the students on board didn’t quiet down.  Two Dalton, Georgia police officers responded.

“You want to act like a bunch of hellions and she can’t f****** focus on what she’s doing,” Officer John Gurrieri can be heard saying to the students.  Officer Steven Collins talked to one student off the bus, using one swear word.  Officer John Gurrieri talked to the rest of the kids, cursing multiple times.  “You want to act like crazy a**holes, do it at home,” Gurrieri is heard saying on the school bus video.

The Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker calls this a “serious mistake of judgement.”  According to Parker, neither officer has ever had a complaint against him before.  Collins has been on the force seven years and Gurrieri for one.

Both officers were suspended without pay for two days, received written reprimands, are required to do 40 hours of community service in support of local youth programs, and must go through additional training on verbal communication.

Now for the angry parents that complained about these officers using swear words…nice diversion from what was really going on.  You have a bunch of unruly middle school kids acting out on a bus; the bus driver attempts to settle them down by threatening to call the police; this tactic does not work, so the police are called; even after these two officers show up, these kids continue to act out and refuse to listen to the orders from these officers.  So, these two frustrated officers used some poor judgment and lost their cool and used some swear words.

The thing in question should have been the behavior of these children and not the conduct of these officers, but again parents take no responsibility and allow their children to act like a bunch of disrespectful brats.

The answer to this lies in how I was raised…to behave, listen to my elders, and if you get in trouble at school, you will get your punishment when dad got home.  But, since spanking is no longer allowed and the youth of this country are a bunch of foul-mouthed, undisciplined animals; then my answer is that these children no longer get to ride the bus and their irresponsible parents can figure out how they are going to transport their children back and forth to school.

 

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