Incredible moments from a school board meeting in Penfield, New York and a perfect example of the sheer arrogance of some of these elected officials.
They were discussing masks in school when in the video a man off screen can be heard saying, “Be respectful. You’re an elected representative to represent us. This is isn’t about you, bud.”
Then board member Bill Yaeger stands up and basically challenges the man, saying “you're not gonna stand up here and do anything to me, a**hole."
That parent, Rich Tyson, then jumps on stage to confront Yaeger.
“He started kind of motioning for me to come toward the stage, which I did start walking, then he dropped an F-bomb on me.
That’s when I walked and jumped up on the stage, not to be physically confrontational, but I wanted to address it with him face to face. By the time I got there he had become essentially unhinged.
The superintendent, Dr. Putnam, and a few other board members were basically having to restrain him.
He was like, you know, ‘I’m going to take you outside’ kind of stuff. And I just basically went up there to tell him ‘you’re not being respectful, you’re not representing us, and get the hell out of here, get out of this board meeting.’ I’m a passionate parent and there were many others in the room and we all felt kind of disrespected by his cavalier attitude toward our comments.”
The Daily Wire reports that the Penfield Central School District put out a statement last night after the meeting:
"The Penfield Board of Education holds a public comment period at each meeting. This is a time for residents to share comments and concerns with the Board. Following the public comment period at tonight’s meeting, an exchange between a resident and a Board member became heated. The situation escalated and the meeting was immediately recessed. Since all meetings are also streamed and accessible online, the public was cleared and the meeting was reconvened in a virtual format so that the Board could complete its business."