"I don't want to talk to him or have him talk to me," she said.
In her case, she says the problems all come from Officer Alvaro Agon, a three-year veteran with the Carbondale Police Department. He is also the school resource officer and Denise says he has been targeting her family, questioning her brothers about the citizenship of her parents.
"He has been totally been obsessed with getting my family deported and he has been asking my little brothers, who right now are 6 and 7, and he has been asking them if we have papers," Denise said.
Brendan Green with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition says Denise isn't alone. In the past year, they've received 28 testimonials from students with similar claims about Agon.
"There are many students and parents in this valley who are scared to go to school because they are very well aware that the school resource officer has been collaborating and participating with ICE," Greene said.
Greene says that since Agon is a school resource officer and a law enforcement officer who also works with ICE, it makes for a bad combination that is at odds with itself. So, he says Agon should be removed.
"School resource officers are there to build trust in the community, to create faith and build bridges between the community and police department and by having them so closely connected to ICE, it's really sending the wrong message to this district which is 52 percent Latino," Greene said.
Agon's attorney, Tom Adgate, feels the opposite.
"They are malicious lies trying to get the chief to change his officer," Adgate said.
He says since the accusations, most the community is now rallying behind their school resource officer.
"They are lifting him up. They are going to tell you that he's the greatest officer they have had at the school," Adgate said.
He also says Agon has never questioned children about their parent's citizenship, but as a police officer who also works sex crime investigations and with ICE, he has played in a role in some arrests.
"Alvaro has never arrested anyone on just an immigration violation he arrests people who break the law, committee crimes, drug dealers, gangbangers - that's who he goes after and occasionally they have kids in school," Adgate said.
The Carbondale Police Department is conducting an investigation while Agon is suing the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition for defamation of character unless it offers a public apology.
In a statement, the Town of Carbondale said the school resource program and school resource officer are strongly supported by the school community and community at large.
As far as Denise is concerned, she says school will remain a challenge as long as she and Agon walks the same halls.
"It's hard seeing him sit outside our house for hours and then go to school the next day and see him in school, and it's just traumatizing and I don't like him at all," she said.
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