Army Dad Not Allowed to Visit Daughter’s School While in Uniform-Truth! Now Resolved!
Summary of eRumor:
This is the story of U.S Army Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker who visited Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. to clear up an issue with his daughter’s class schedule but was not allowed on campus because he was in a military uniform.
The account was true, according to a September 10, 2014, article by Fox News, but it was later resolved.
The article said that Lt. Col. Baker and his wife, Rachel, were on their way to work and stopped by Rochester Adams High School to help resolve a problem with his daughter’s schedule. When the Colonel got to the school, a guard at the gate refused to allow him on campus because he was in uniform. The couple were told that “some kids might not understand and might be offended.” The guard offered the Army officer a choice to either call the office by phone or return home and change into civilian attire.
A quick call to the superintendent’s office brought a staff member to the gate to allow the 24-year active duty member on campus.
Rachel Ferhadson told Fox News that the school’s superintendent was a combat Marine veteran who told them he was “appalled” over the incident. The school’s principal also expressed his regrets to the family.