Last week, we broke the story of a snowflake student and professor at Loyola University New Orleans calling the cops because a policeman was wearing his uniform and his sidearm. Unfortunately for Loyola, the story started making the rest of the Louisiana media and even national media this weekend.
That forced Loyola to issue a statement explaining themselves.
“Loyola University New Orleans unequivocally supports police officers and the courageous women and men of our nation’s armed forces. These men and women protect us all, and they protect our Constitutional rights. We are without question grateful for their service. And we are proud to have them on our campus.” the statement began.
Then here’s what Loyola said happened, “A student in the class saw another student with a firearm, and during a class break said something to the professor. The professor contacted campus security to clarify university policy. Campus security directed the professor to confirm that the student with the firearm works in law enforcement. The professor confirmed that the student worked in law enforcement and the class resumed at the end of the break.”
Loyola describes the “misunderstanding” as the result of the officer in question wearing his SWAT fatigues instead of traditional police uniform. But even if he was wearing his fatigues, they will have patches showing that he is a part of a law enforcement agency.
Here’s a picture of a couple of members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s SWAT team in their uniforms. Notice the large patches showing that they are in fact members of the JPSO on the shoulders.
Loyola for its part says it has reached out to the officer and apologized. They told him that they value his presence and his contributions to the university.
But it’s not entirely clear that Loyola values common sense.