A professor at a taxpayer-funded university in Georgia had security personnel escort a uniformed police officer from a class in which he was enrolled because the officer wore his holstered gun.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at Darton State College in Albany, Ga., reports local NBC affiliate WALB.
Neither of the main characters in the kerfuffle — the cop or the professor — have been publicly identified.
School officials have since responded by apologizing profusely to the police officer.
“Darton State College is appreciative for the service of our law enforcement, and welcome them as students on our campus,” interim provost Thomas Ormond said in a statement obtained by WALB. “We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this happened. We have met with the faculty and staff involved to reiterate the Georgia Law and Darton Policy.”
School officials confirmed that the cop had enrolled in the course.
Darton State College — founded as Albany Junior College in 1963 — offers a variety of two-year programs and certificate programs. In 2011, the school began offering a small number of four-year programs as well.
“Darton has the look and feel of an exclusive private school,” the school’s website boasts.