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PHOENIX -- A Mesa school recently asked a local police officer to not wear his uniform on campus because parents expressed concern over his handgun.

According to Fox 10, the complaint was filed one day after Scott Urkov, an officer in the Coolidge Police Department, dropped his daughter off at Entz Elementary School.

"There were some parents who were concerned about that fact that there was a fully armed officer on campus and they spoke to the principal about it," said Helen Hollands, spokesperson for Mesa Unified School District.

Not one to keep mum about the request, Urkov took to Facebook to express his thoughts.

"Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun. Are you freaking kidding me?"

The school has since apologized for offending Urkov and invited him to speak at a special assembly to teach students what police officers do.

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