I never knew any of the cops names because they never introduced themselves to me. I also liked to be as far removed from them as possible.

I do always remember the kids being very on edge. Instead of feeling protected they felt afraid or uneasy. I could tell whenever everyone would be playing and the police woman came outside there would be this tension where they would continue to play but always be observant of what she was doing at the same time. when I was 1 on 1 with this child he would always stop what he was doing to observe any police car on the street or the police lady in the school and I remember asking him how he felt when he saw police and he told me they are “loud and scary”

ECE and lunch supervisor, LRSD

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