Parents were outraged to discover the
Flora Ware, whose grandson Stephen Stovall, 6, was on the field trip, told the Chicago Sun-Times' Mary Mitchell that the trip didn't seem appropriate for children so young.
"We are wondering what they are prepping him for? What are they saying to kindergartners? If you don't listen to us, this is where you are going to end up?" Ware told the newspaper.
Another parent suggested a trip to some of the prestigious
Michael Holub, Police Chief in nearby suburban La Grange, says police stations are a common stop in community education trips, but that his programming typically targets older children and does not include lockups or displaying weapons, according to Fox News.
School administrators have yet to respond to questions about the field trip.