A beloved Iraq veteran who happens to be a teacher was suspended for voicing his opinion on arming teachers in the classroom. After Timothy Locke’s suspension, the students and their parents protested for several days. They’ve only been told by the school administration that this is a “personnel” matter. One of the students expressed frustration that the teachers are forced into silence about the lack of security because they’re afraid they’ll be punished for speaking out.
THE STUDENTS ARE SPEAKING UP FOR THEIR TEACHER:
Students have praised history teacher Timothy Locke as the most inspiring teacher they’ve ever had. They said the action taken against him was a form of censorship that has cowed other teachers at the school into silence. They also expressed anger at the principal, who they argued has disrespected the students and not been forthcoming about their safety concerns.
The First Amendment and the Second amendment are slowly being taken from us…TIME TO WAKE UP!
Mr. Locke was pointing out the fact that the school has no security. One of the students spoke up about the lack of security at the school and even mentioned the “school officers” are unarmed! Pointing out the lack of security at the school is what this teacher is being punished for and the students are outraged: “What they did to this amazing teacher is completely unfair and absurd.” – Student at Cherry Hill High School
Via Daily Caller:
A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended from his job for expressing support for arming teachers after the Parkland school shooting.
Cherry Hill High School history teacher Timothy Lock, 59, said he was placed on administrative leave last week because he spoke out in one of his classes about arming teachers and ramping up school security to try and prevent a school shooting.
Most of the students reportedly didn’t have a problem with Lock’s comments, but one decided to report him to the administration. His bag was searched and he was required to undergo a physical and psychological exam.
“Most students were fine with the comments,” Fox News reported on Friday. “But at least one, who spoke anonymously to local media said the remarks verged on reckless.”Keep reading…
THE STUDENTS PROTESTED IN SUPPORT OF MR. LOCKE AND FOR BETTER SAFETY AT THE SCHOOL:
They now have ARMED police guards at the school.