As a (former) educator I am disappointed in the teacher’s reaction too. It appears the resource officer got called in to remove a kid who is just being disruptive. Chewing gum and most likely refusing to obey instructions from a teacher is a class room discipline issue and not a safety issue. This should have been dealt with by the teacher.
This incident Zeba as you mention highlights the incredible sadness of being dark skinned in America but to me it is a sad day for our education system too! My heart bled when Ahmed Mohamed got arrested for a science project and before it healed, it bleeds again.