Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, Courtney Lancaster got a lesson in government overreach no parent wants to learn.
(Article by Joe Saunders republished from WesternJournal.com)
But it’s one every American needs to take to heart.
The Baltimore County woman, whose son took part in online classrooms because of a coronavirus school shutdown, recently found herself facing a police officer at her door requesting to search her home because her son’s BB gun had been spotted in the background during a classroom session he joined in his bedroom.
The lesson plan for the day pretty clearly didn’t involve the Second Amendment, because the “weapon” apparently alarmed someone badly enough that the viewer took a screenshot of the boy’s bedroom during an online class. The school’s principal was notified, WBFF-TV reported, and the school safety officer passed the picture on to police.
Courtney Lancaster, the boy’s mother and a Navy veteran, told WBFF she had no idea what a police officer was doing at her home when he showed up June 1.
“The police officer was, he was very nice. He explained to me that he was coming to address an issue with my son’s school,” Lancaster said.
“And then explained to me that he was here to search for weapons, in my home. And I consented to let him in. And then I, unfortunately, stood there and watched police officers enter my 11-year-old son’s bedroom.”
The search took only 20 minutes, according to the station. But the effects are still lingering.
Since the incident, Lancaster has contacted Baltimore County school officials to try to get some answers about how her son’s private belongings, which were nowhere near school property, had become the business of the school district.
She said she was told she was not allowed to see the screenshot — an image of her 11-year-old son’s bedroom, remember — because it was not part of his student record.
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