White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the NRA's ad is "repugnant and cowardly." Setting aside the irony of a Quaker school with armed guards, do you suppose Jay thinks it is "repugnant and cowardly" for Sidwell Friends School to be advertizing to fill a vacancy for armed guards? Armed guards are a routine part of exclusive high dollar private schools in big cities like Washington. And the elite demand nothing less. But don't you dare protect your kids!

For those outside the beltway, Sidwell Freinds is fameously where the Clintons sent, and Obamas send, their children to school. Tuition is $34,268 per year, plus fees. In DC, a Special Police Officer is a private security guard, licenced by the city, who is authorized to cary a weapon.

Here's the vacancy notice, in case they take it down: http://www.sidwell.edu/news/article/index.aspx?linkid=32603&moduleid=379

Sidwell Friends School

Special Police Officer

Posted: August 10, 2012

Sidwell Friends School, a coeducational Quaker day school located in the Tenleytown area of Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Special Police Officer.

The ideal candidate will have above average computer skills and knowledge to assist security officers with security systems, reports on line, access control systems, video retention, camera surveillance and training of officers on maximum computer use for daily activities.

Applicants must have a current SPO license; have the ability to pass criminal background checks & drug/alcohol testing. The ideal candidate will have the ability to write clear concise reports, prepare preliminary investigative reports, as well as interview witnesses, suspects & victims.

This is a full-time hourly position which include free parking, lunch and an attractive benefits package, with retirement plan inclusive of employer match.

Mail, fax, or email resume, information for three references and a copy of your current driver's & Special Police Officer licenses to: HR@sidwell.edu

Human Resources Sidwell Friends School 3825 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20016 Fax: (202) 537-2418

Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, economics, gender, sexual orientation, and physical disability in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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