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Sheriff's deputy assigned to school attended by Tiger Woods' daughter

Jan 26, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

Kind of lost in all the Tiger Woods madness is how all of this is impacting — or will be impacting — his children. Word is that his daughter, Sam Alexis, 2 1/2, can already spell out the words “Radar Online” with blocks, and has retained an attorney to negotiate frequency of juice pouches. But here’s something I didn’t make up: An Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy has been assigned to the preschool that Sam attends in Orlando. The reason, reports TMZ, is because there have been several “traffic incidents” at the school, presumably caused by swarming paparazzi looking for an Elin Nordegren photo or two.

Of course it’s very unsavory to combine the words “preschool” and “paparazzi” in the same sentence, and it was a major oversight by our Founding Fathers to not make it illegal to come within 500 yards of a school with a 50mm lens. But here you have the details:

A source inside the Premier Academy — the Florida preschool/kindergarten Tiger’s daughter Sam attends — tells TMZ they decided to hire an Orange County sheriff’s officer after a number of “traffic incidents” occurred at the school following the news of Tiger’s cheating scandal.

We’re told the off-duty cop — who costs $35 an hour — was brought on by school officials to not only watch out for Sam … but to also keep the school’s children and families safe from the media circus surrounding Tiger’s life.

So far, no Tiger Woods look-alikes have been spotted wandering around school property.

Yes, but what about Sam Alexis lookalikes? That would be a stroke of genius. Anyway, it all ultimately begs the question: What is Tiger’s daughter doing in preschool? She’s not even three. Guess I’m behind the times.
Kindergarten Cop Watches Over Tiger Woods’ Kid [TMZ]

  1. bbocon - Jan 27, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    PERFECT response, jojo77!!!

  2. Scinner - Jan 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Butch! That was perfect.
    Parents who ‘raise’ their children themselves do not make better parents. Charles Manson (spl) was raised at home, while President Obama attended Central Union Preschool in Hawaii. HMMMMM
    Its not the 6-7 hours a day 5 days a week that develops a child’s morals, it is the invaluable time with the parents and the EXAMPLE set forth by them on a 24/7/365 basis.

  3. Ron - Jan 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    You people are sickening. Call it what it is. It’s daycare, not preschool>

  4. Ron - Jan 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Why have kids just to have someone else raise them? How shallow you are! I would bet my life that if you were to give your kids the choice of staying home or going to daycare, they would chose home with mom rather than daycare. No wonder todays kids are drugged up with Ritalin!

  5. Ron - Jan 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    I’ll judge people like you all day long. You are a pathetic excuse of a parent. The guilt must be eating away at you concious every minute of the day. I feel extremley sad for your children. Did you give them the option of going to daycare or just dumped them off?

  6. Ye Win - Jan 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Tiger’s wife Elin was not a nanny. It was/is her sister who worked for Jesper Parnevik, the Swedish golfer and friend/neighbor(at the time) of Tiger Woods. Elin was visiting from Sweden, I believe, when Tiger first met her.

  7. GGmom - Jan 28, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    I teach in a preschool and most people place their children in this situation so they can learn to get along with other children.
    There is always one that does not want to deal with the child they brought into the world. That is when we become (parents by default).