When School Resource Officer Chris Morrison stopped and spent some time with a special needs student, she didn’t know how deep that impact would be.
Morrison works at Herbert Slater Middle School in Santa Rosa, California Morrison where she was once a teacher, and so has a special place for them in her heart, as Assistant Principal Jessica Romero praises her saying, “She’s a very special soul.”
Teacher Meaghan King, a Herbert Slater Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2014, captured the sweet moment between Morrison and a special needs student.
The video shows King talking about the special needs student saying, she was “having a hard time transitioning from the hallway to outside.” King can be heard behind the camera saying, “I’m gonna cry.”
The student can be seen clutching a Kermit tight, which moved Morrison to do something she knew would calm her down instantly. She began to sing.
“It’s typical of her with her personality,” Santa Rosa Police Sgt Jeneane Kucker said, “She’s just a very caring officer, person in general to go out of her way to assist a teacher with this child.”
We need more such officers in our schools, to make them a place where love and kindness dwells.