I would like to respond to the post with the above title. In the post, Tommy said that cops should leave their guns in their car until needed. I'm going to assume for the sake of conversation that he meant when taking a call to a school. If that was really what I read, I would like to say that it was one of the most idiotic statements I have ever read on this forum! Most everybody on this forum knows that I am a cop. I don't hide it like some do. I'm d a m n proud of doing an honest job. Maybe I'm one of a few, but I think those on this forum who have communicated with me feel that I am on the up and up. I take pride in being young, but young with a stright moral compass. I have not mentioned it until now, but I , along with some other officers, have recently and temporarily been assigned to a local school to combat a severe gang problem. We are fully armed and dress and act like -Tac-OP's storm troopers. The school is in dire shape, and the law was called in to deal with it. We're doing just that, dealing with it. And we're d a m n effective at it! Those kids deserve a safe place to learn. The future of America is not the kids I am dealing with, it is the kids sitting in the classroom doing what their teacher tells them to. Those are the ones that I am there for. Cops should leave their guns in the car until needed. My God, I'm not even going to address that! Sorry Mr. Thug, I have to run out and get my piece before we fight! Tommy, sorry your deputy went crazy, but the story had nothing to do with a cop in a school what so ever. 60% of crime in America is comitted by people under 17 years of age.