Elementary School Hangs Posters In Classes Calling Police 'Predators'

The school is looking into criminal charges against a person who took the posters down.

Eugene, OR – Posters that called police“predators" were hanging on the walls and inside the classrooms of a public elementary school

Now the school wants to criminally charge the person who took them down.

The school district barred the person it thinks removed them and is talking with police about their unlawful removal, according to KLCC radio. 4-J District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said removing the anti-police posters could be considered vandalism.

The posters hung on the walls of River Road /El Camino del Rio Elementary and read, “IMMIGRANTS WELCOME” in all capitals bold print. Underneath was listed statements including, “It doesn’t keep out predators; It gives them badges and guns.”

KLCC reported that school officials said they think a contractor took them off the wall during winter break.

That contractor shared photos of the posters on Facebook and many commenters accused the school of student indoctrination. KLCC reported that the contractor was barred from the school. The contractor removed the post from Facebook.

“It wasn’t the 'IMMIGRANTS WELCOME', it was what was below that, that spoke about the border wall and that was where it gets a bit tricky with the politics of it all,” Balderas said.

Balderas said some teachers have removed the original posters and the district is discussing its policies with educators.

“As of right now, we welcome any immigrant posters that are up anywhere across the district,” Balderas said. “It’s making sure that again we use language that does not politicize this statement.”

KLCC is the National Public Radio outlet for Oregonians. The KLCC article didn’t mention that the poster called police “predators.” Instead, the headline read, “In Eugene School, Controversy Over Torn Down Posters Welcoming Immigrants.”

The posters also made statements such as, “The border is not a wall – it’s a system of control” as well as “There is only one world, and the border is tearing it apart.”

The posters appear to have originated from crimethinc.com, which lists its mailing address in Oregon. That website describes itself as “a rebel alliance” and “is an international network of aspiring revolutionaries extending from Kansas to Kuala Lumpur.”

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MariaHasLEOSon
MariaHasLEOSon

Don't know if I'd be able to face raising a child in today's environment of anti-Americanism hatred. Glad that my grandchildren have graduated high school; and with their dad, the sergeant, they have a healthy respect for The Blue.

Bluefamilyproud
Bluefamilyproud

I would of taken these down too! We are a family of law enforcement and so upset with the hatred this country is allowing toward the police. God Bless all those that put your lives out there daily to help those no matter who they are.

butterfly
butterfly

Fools are trying to destroy our children. Don't they know that their town has people with badges & guns that has to protect that stupid superintendent Balderas? They are telling children that it is ok to go against the law. Problem is the children will take that seriously and think they can just break into any home they want...including stupid Balderas' home!

GeeGirl
GeeGirl

How ironic that this bloody school who obviously loves Illegals yet hates the police is contacting the police about getting this person arrested!!!!!!?????? The police should tell the school since they are so hated that they won't ever go by the school or help them out,stupid bloody school and their loves of anything Illegal!!!!!

Aaron57
Aaron57

He says they want to make sure the language isn't political? The whole thing is political, regardless of the language...