A Tennessee father of two found himself under arrest after attempting a school pickup on foot last week. The school policy is to wait in the car. “It’s ridiculous,” Jim Howe, a professional drag racer, tells Yahoo Shine, adding that he is “absolutely considering” legal action against the school.
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Howe uploaded a YouTube video of his confrontation with South Cumberland Elementary School resource officer Avery Aytes, who's also a sheriff's deputy, Saturday. The clip has since been viewed nearly 119,000 times.
In the video, shot by Howe's girlfriend, the 40-year-old dad is shown calmly debating the lack of safety in the new pickup policy and calling the sheriff to discuss the policy. The policy dictates that parents must wait in their cars in a line that can stretch to a mile long alongside a major highway, according to Howe. He adds that while students can get parental permission to walk along the Read More »from Dad Breaks School Pickup Rule, Gets Arrested