An unidentified police officer was escorted out of class at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia, on Jan. 27 after a professor apparently became uncomfortable with having a gun in the classroom. The police officer, who is also a student, was wearing his uniform at the time, WALB reported.
School officials later called the incident a mistake. “We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this happened,” Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Thomas Ormond said in a statement.
The educator was made aware of the school’s policy, but Albany Police Chief Michael Persley said it was worrisome some people were uncomfortable around a uniformed police officer, although the officer involved in the incident is not a part of his department.
“We have to respect different interpretations that people have, and how they believe,” Persely told Fox News. "Some people feel threatened by the sight of a gun, no matter who possesses it.”
It’s unclear which class the officer was made to leave.