Lt Sherwood Baker has served in the Army for 24 years. He should be praised, honored, and thanked for his service to our country.
Instead, Lt Baker was told by school staff that when meeting his high school daughter at her school that he cannot wear his uniform because: …” it may offend another student”.
Wow just wow.
Now THAT, is offensive.
From the article about the incident in Rochester Michigan:
Army officer told he cannot enter his daughter’s school while wearing a uniform
Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker says he is just a father who was trying to help his daughter find her way at her new high school.
This past week he was told by Rochester Adams high school security that if he wanted to get into the high school with his daughter he was going to have to go home and change his clothes.
Baker’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson says, “Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you are not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student.”
More information and the reaction from the Army Times:
New to the school district, Baker was visiting the school to help his daughter transfer into a different math class, said Baker’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson, in a Thursday phone interview.
Baker, whose command did not respond to interview requests, told WJR-AM’s Frank Beckmann Show that four security personnel met him at the door, and “I wasn’t allowed access to the building because I was in uniform.”
The incident at Rochester Adams High School involving Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker, which was reported by Fox 2 Detroit and other local media outlets, triggered online outrage and a rapid response from the school district’s superintendent, a former Marine officer.