I have had a number of questions/concerns/misunderstanding about why the police officer was on campus yesterday. Upon reflection I realized I haven’t adequately explained his presence.
The Chief of Police has asked his officers and the schools to “Adopt a Cop”. Neal Dow's police officer’s name is Officer Capucion. It is much like when police officers were handing their baseball card-like cards with their information years ago. I feel it is attempt to connect students with police officers and reassuring them the police are out there to protect and serve. I think, as one parent emailed me, “her son felt very intimidated and threatened by the presence of this officer during lunch.” is a reaction that is all too common and another reason why I believe it is a positive move to show children that the police aren''t just around when there is a problem.
February is Mom’s Restaurant Fundraiser month for Neal Dow. Every person, Dragon or not, that orders their delicious “3+2+2” (3 egg, 2 strips of bacon & 2 slices of brioche French toast) for only $8.69, Mom’s donates $2.You can support Neal Dow and have a great meal. It is located at 209 Salem Street
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