And yet, recruiters are OK?
Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker, a U.S. Army officer with 24 years in service, was planning to meet with his high school-age daughter’s guidance counselor about her class schedule when a security guard stopped him and told him he couldn’t go inside the school unless he changed out of his military uniform.
The guard at Detroit-area Rochester Adams High School told Baker his attire might “offend another student,” according to WJBK News. Strangely, another account offered in the same news report cites Baker’s lack of a tie as grounds for refusing him entry into the school.
“Baker’s wife Rachel Ferhadson says, ‘Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you’re not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student,’” WJBK reported.
“Baker says he was simply coming to the school to speak with his daughter’s counselor regarding her class schedule but was turned away at the doors because he was not wearing a tie.