School PTA Orders Cops To Disarm, Not To Speak During Community Event

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The Ramapo police chief and his lieutenant were met with nothing but disrespect when they tried to attend a PTA event.

Ramapo, NY - The Ramapo Police Department took to social media on Saturday to call out the Central Hudson Region Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for their treatment of law enforcement officials earlier in the day.

The department said that there was an an advertised Legislation/Education Breakfast featuring Commissioner Elia of the NYS Education Department that was being hosted by the PTA.

The PTA promoted by saying, "You can't possibly miss this opportunity to have a direct conversation about our children's education and safety with NY State Education leadership and your legislators. Be part of this crucial dialogue on March 10th! "

Sounding exactly like the type of event that law enforcement should be involved in, Ramapo Chief Weidel and a lieutenant in charge of school-based policing registered for the event.

After they paid the $50 event fee, they were told by a school teacher who was moderating the event that armed police were not allowed to attend.

The department said that the teacher claimed that armed uniformed police would make people uncomfortable at an educational event.

The chief told them that they would not be disarming, so the teacher consulted with others in the event and returned to tell them that they could be present, but would not be allowed to speak.

It was clear that the officers were not welcome at the event, so rather than press the issue they simply asked for the return for the $50 attendance fee that they had just paid 5 minutes earlier.

The teacher refused to refund their money. The police then left the event $50 lighter.

In a written statement, the Ramapo Police Department said, "RPD is extremely disappointed how we were treated as police officers attending a forum expected to include issues relating to student safety. We expect that our individual local PTA’s do not feel the same way about us and will denounce what occurred. We want to be very clear to our community: The Ramapo Police Department is committed to the safety of your children in school. We will not let this incident dissuade us from forging forward in every possible way to enhance the safety of your children."

UPDATE:
The NYS PTA reached out to Ramapo PD and apologized.

"Please note, that as soon as we were aware of this incident this evening, we immediately contact the region holding the event to discuss the incident and instructed the immediate removal of the individual involved from the Region PTA committee structure," the NYA PTA director said in a message to the department.

"The Region Director will be calling this evening to offer a formal apology, will be submitting an apology letter, and asking for a meeting at your earliest convenience to apologize in person," the message continued. "This incident is absolutely not acceptable, not PTA policy, and contrary to our instructions to our Regions."

"We fully support out local police departments, and welcome police officers to attend any of our events," the message concluded.

The Chief reports that he looks forward to hearing from the NYS PTA executive director and they will provide updates about how the meeting turns out.

Comments (67)
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Trump
Trump

Its a Private event organized by the PTA, they can decide the rules as they deem fit. Also the chief said "individual local PTA’s do not feel the same way about us and will denounce what occurred." Sheesh talk abt a Snowflake.

Another Nothing Burger.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

There was an entrance fee. I'm not an expert but that probably means they can deny entry if they want.

majb
majb

Really ??? They can decide the rules but they CAN'T decide not to refund their $50 !!! That's theft, and they should've been arrested on the spot !! Also, they can't decide to CHANGE the rules minute by minute.

majb
majb

Wrong ! They took their $50 entrance fee (which meant they could enter) and wouldn't refund it ! Illegal !

bronx163
bronx163

Ramapo is a bs liberal ass part of rockland county ny.
PTA up there think stupid useless gun free zone sinage will deter a gunmen from slaughting the sheep.
PTA is just the brown shirts of the commie democratic party. Democratic party of 1961 was center right for the people. 1964 on
became socialist far left party. Today that party is a far left communist menatality and singleminded thinking. They feel they will create the narrative and you will say what they tell you.
And no they can not deny police entrance to achool facility. Pta is a fraternal org under school regulation.
PTA screams anti police in ramapo but they are the first to call pd on first soul whos a darker shade walking down the street.
Leave defending schools
To the true sheepdogs.
Thats the men and women who wear BLUE.
NO SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TEACHER, Administrator, or SUPERINTENDENT SHOULD TELL ME HOW SCHOOL SHOULD BE DEFENDED. THATS LIKE TELLING A VASCULAR SURGEON HOW TO OPERATE. THATS IDIOTIC.

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

Does the PTA receive ANY public subsidies? Why were the "classless" witches keeping the officer's money when it was clear they didn't want them there? If it was a "private" affair, they could have held it somewhere other then a PUBLIC venue!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@majb
Yeah, they should give the money back. But at a private event, you can change the entry rules as much as you want.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@angryAmerican
Where does the article say it's a public venue? I can't find it.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163
Where does the article say this happened at school? I'm not seeing that part.

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

You're right, I stand corrected. I thought this was held at a public school, but the article doesn't mention the venue.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I would venture to guess members of this PTA came to NY from the idiotic state of California..

bronx163
bronx163

No rockland county liberal clinton lovrs like rest of lower hudson valley ny.
Ny is a blue state.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
I'm not sure what your response has to do with what I said. Are you just responding to respond?

And like bronx said, NY is very democratic, so there would be no need for Californian Democrats to come there. Your comment doesn't work on any level.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Wouldn't that apply to you though? You replied to me.

If you're going to reply, at leastmake some sense. You're starting to look desperate for my attention.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Hardly, Cheech. I must admit that I enjoy making fun of you and proving you wrong time after time.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Alright. As long as you're fine with the desperation as well.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Lol What desperation? If you were to never post another comment on this site I would be perfectly fine with that. But you can't stay away. Now that's desperation.

cclaxton
cclaxton

This is an example of the tolerance for the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and the black activist communities. They hate police, they hate whites, they resent success. They only have themselves to blame if they aren't being successful in our economy.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@cclaxton
What does BLM have to do with this article, clown?

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Disgusting nauseating sickening liberals.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Disgusting nauseating sickening liberals.

cclaxton
cclaxton

They created the environment, the attacks on police, the fake news, the white hate. This leads to an environment where schools fly the BLM flag, for instance. Disgusting. It is outright racism.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@cclaxton
There you go, misusing 'racism' again. You can't just say that when you're mad about something.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@cclaxton
And I'd imagine that area is full of whites. Again, how does BLM factor into this?

cclaxton
cclaxton

Imagining things again? Seems to me that you are always looking for a catfight rather than actually learning something. I stated my argument about why BLM is to blame...they created the environment for this police hate. You can make a rebuttal or a counter-argument. Instead you just want to be a troll.

RunCop
RunCop

Vile liberal pukes!

solariswalrus
solariswalrus

Honestly, this is the kind of stuff that will always stop me from supporting liberal politics. The PTA can do this to their local department just because they are police, and the liberal part of the nation is totally cool with it... but if they had denied a gay couple because they were gay, there would be a lynch mob outside the school right now.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@cclaxton
But your argument is wrong. This is a liberal rich white area. BLM has little to no effect here.

HankT
HankT

STUPID !

Grog
Grog

Teachers and liberals are the problem. Send the little lobbies running to their safe zones! Now we know why each generation is worse than the previous one!

vinniez
vinniez

I'm sad the hear that the poison in the water has made it upstate, I'm starting to believe anyone with an ounce of common sense needs to move to tornado ally..... I now know why they brave the storms over the idiots on the coasts

nypdlt
nypdlt

Don't call us-We'll call you.

bronx163
bronx163

IN NY STATE and lower hudson valley. PTA is a pac/brown shirts of the liberal commie democratic party. Instead of focusing on better enviornment for learning these pta retards use their org as a political platform. That should be illegal. PTA should not be
Political.

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Funny how liberals are the real fascists.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This is the problem, there is no way that a teacher would ask me to disarm when I was on duty. These liberal minded people are the reason violence occurs in our schools. The problem I have is that teacher would be the first one to call an assault was occurring in her class or where ever.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

If I was the Chief, I would go to the courthouse and file a small-claims lawsuit against the PTA to get my money back and then send a news release out about why it was done....

ShaggyLives
ShaggyLives

People that hate cops and people that hate guns are not the same exact group. Sure there are some overlap but blame BLM for every action liberals take is as silly as saying the KKK has influence over actions all conservatives take.

Mikey397
Mikey397

ShaggyLives - According to the Libs, that is exactly where all conservative actions come from. KKK and the Nazis, which is really hilarious because the kkk was all democrat and the Nazis were socialists.

John_Taylor
John_Taylor

I am somewhat stunned that this issue keeps coming up regarding police on schools. Last time I looked, schools are PUBLIC PROPERTY as most school districts that I know are funded with taxpayer dollars and cannot hold "private property". Also, I have only seen exemptions to laws are applicable on designated Indian reservations. Seems federal and state laws are still enforceable on school property. Certainly no PTA has authority over it. Why are these people allowed to continue with this kind of nonsense?

John_Taylor
John_Taylor

Just curious ...... which of these PAC's has property rights to public funded property? Someone would need to be very specific as to why a duly sworn law enforcement officer is not allowed to perform his/her duty on the premises of that public property, and that PTA would need to provide proof they have the authority to exclude any public servant, especially the police department that is obligated to look out for thier safety.

bronx163
bronx163

Kids should not be used as a tool to push an agenda.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John_Taylor
Where does the article state they were on school property? This was a private event.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 neither should guns, yet we have the NRA. Neither should cancer, but we have Susan G Komen. And there are plenty "Parents Against Violence" groups that are political.

You can't bar a group from entering politics because you don't like it.