Protestors threaten to track down school board members ... because they want kids to wear masks

Protestors threaten to track down school board members ... because they want kids to wear masks

Outraged protestors threatened doctors and school board members ... all because a Tennessee school board reinstated school mask rules.

The Williamson County School board met on Tuesday evening to discuss the measure, where some anti-mask parents shared their concerns about masks with the board — some in favour, though most vehemently against. One parent, who identified as a former Marine, told the board: “Actions have consequences. If you vote for this, we will come for you, in a non-violent way,” according to CNN. “In the past, you dealt with sheep, now prepare yourself to deal with lions,” he added.

However Dr. Jennifer King, a parent parent and pediatric ICU physician, said that “we are seeing more younger previously healthy children admitted with respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome than we have in prior strains, as cases in children are on the rise. This trend will only worsen if we don’t act now.” King was met with both claps and boos, with police escorting especially unruly demonstrators out of the room.

After the motion was approved, further chaos ensued outside: Parents gathered in the parking lot, threatening and shouting at school board members and healthcare professionals as they attempted to leave the controversial meeting.

In videos posted to social media, irate parents are heard chanting “we’ll not comply” and “no more masks,” while one woman demands “take that mask off!” An unmasked man is also seen confronting a healthcare worker who had managed to get into his car. “You’re not on our side! We know who you are,” he shouts, as another man joins in.

“We know who you are. You can leave freely, but we will find you,” the second man asserts, threateningly pointing at the medical worker through his window.

In a statement, The Williamson County School district told The Hill that while parents are clearly are “passionate” about their children’s safety and education, there is “no excuse for incivility.”

“We serve more than 40,000 students and employ more than 5,000 staff members. Our families and staff represent a wide variety of thoughts and beliefs, and it is important in our district that all families and staff have the opportunity to be represented and respected,” they continued. “We will continue to work toward making sure all voices are heard and that all families, staff and community members feel safe sharing their opinions.”

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