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Arizona School Principal Threatened With Zip Ties After Asking Student To Quarantine

Police have been summoned to the campus of an Arizona elementary faculty this week after a pupil’s father allegedly threatened the principal with a citizen’s arrest as a result of she was implementing COVID-19 protocols.

Vail Unified School District Superintendent John Carruth told local outlet KOLD News 13 that a number of college students at Mesquite Elementary School, situated about 27 miles southeast of Tucson, have been required to quarantine this week after coming into contact with an individual who had examined optimistic for COVID-19. 

The father of a kind of college students, nevertheless, disagreed with the varsity’s choice. On Thursday, he and two different males ― one among whom was reportedly carrying zip ties ― confronted Principal Diane Vargo in her office. 

Video footage of the alleged incident reveals one of many males, who says he isn’t the daddy of the coed in question, accusing Mesquite Elementary School workers of “bullying children and families.”

“What’s happening is wrong, and we’re not going to have this in our community,” the person says in the clip. “We do not tolerate law breakers who are going to bully their own people, make kids feel like they’re criminals, quarantine and isolate kids that aren’t sick.”

A dad irate over his youngster’s required covid quarantine from Mesquite Elementary in Tucson, AZ threatened to make a “citizen’s arrest” utilizing zip ties on principal Diane Vargo in the present day over the coverage. He confirmed up on the principal’s office and refused to depart. pic.twitter.com/8UArJMoInC

— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 3, 2021

Vargo was not harmed within the incident. The three males left the varsity earlier than police arrived, and no arrests have been made. 

Carruth condemned the altercation in an interview with The Washington Post on Friday.

“One of the most powerful tools as adults is the behavior that we model to young people — and the behavior that was modeled today makes me really sad,” he mentioned. “Showing up to a school with zip ties is not a way to solve a problem.”

The information follows a number of different incidents of fogeys protesting COVID-19 protocols as colleges reopen whereas the delta variant continues to unfold.

Jason Wages of Sutter Creek, California, is facing misdemeanor charges for battery of a faculty worker, disruptive presence at a faculty and disturbing the peace by utilizing offensive language after allegedly attacking a trainer at his daughter’s elementary faculty in a dispute over masks. The trainer reportedly required hospital therapy. 

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