These parents in Arizona have had enough!
Reports have broken out that a group of parents in Arizona took over Vail School District’s board meeting in a protest after the board mandated that all students must wear masks.
The board was meeting up to discuss their previous mask mandate but ended up leaving the meeting abruptly after a large group of parents entered the room.
The board members just got up and left!
So in return, the parents then elected their own board members.
Arizona School Board Flees, Parents Elect New Board, Vote To End Mask Mandate | https://t.co/1ZegtKIPPY
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) April 29, 2021
The board left for "safety" reasons.https://t.co/qD8Oab2L7c
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) April 29, 2021
Emotions flare after parents protest for Vail School District to lift mask mandate https://t.co/YyuZuqJlOF
— KVOA News 4 Tucson (@KVOA) April 28, 2021
Here’s a video showing the parents making a quick vote for a new school board:
Vail Arizona USA 🇺🇸 Stunning Victory, The 99% FIGHT BACK. Arizona parents storm a School Board meeting, board resigns under duress, a new board voted in and immediately removes the mask mandate. Keep pushing people, we are gaining ground. Long Live Freedom 👊 pic.twitter.com/JjRqijba2D
— ✖️GAME➕OVER✖️ (@umustrise) April 28, 2021
The Blaze covered more of the story:
The school board for Vail, Arizona, scrapped its scheduled meeting Tuesday night and called 911 after a group of furious parents swarmed their study session ahead of time demanding the panel drop the mask mandate for their children.
Last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) lifted the statewide mask mandate for schools, but some districts immediately announced they would keep their own mask mandates in place — including the Vail Unified School District.
So, Vail parents against the mask mandate for their kids held a rally outside the Vail Education Center (where Tuesday’s meeting was set to take place), holding protest signs and chanting, “Let our children breathe!”
The crowd, estimated to be around 100 people, then poured inside the facility where they were greeted by a sergeant and four deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department who informed them that the meeting had been canceled due to safety concerns, according to KGUN-TV.
“These are our kids,” one furious mom can be seen telling law enforcement at the scene, according to a video from KVOA-TV. “We have bills in the Constitution in Arizona that give us parental rights — they are inalienable rights. They do not have the right to take them away, and yet this state, and this board, has taken it away from us. And they have the audacity to leave when we come here as peaceful parents and talk to them? It’s bull crap.”
In the absence of the actual elected board, the protesting parents held their own “election” via parliamentary procedure by those present and named their own new school board members.
Emotions quite high.. Parents demanding answers from the sheriff's deputy as to why the school board left. The deputy trying to explain the meeting is canceled for tonight. @KVOA pic.twitter.com/nutYVKkShM
— Eric Fink (@EricMillerFink) April 28, 2021
The Gateway Pundit got the scoop too:
Parents took over a Vail School District board meeting this week to protest the mask mandate for children.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey lifted the statewide mask mandate for schools last summer, but the Vail Unified School District kept the mandate in place anyway.
Board members were planning on reviewing the mask mandate on Tuesday when angry parents made their way into the building and crashed the study session, KGUN-TV reported.
Pima County Sheriffs showed up to the school to help keep the order.
The school board members couldn’t take the heat so they canceled their meeting and took off like cowards.
They wouldn’t even face the parents.
“Let our children breathe!” the protesters chanted.
WOW. Parents in Vail, Arizona just took over the school board – all according to the rules. Voted in a whole new board, and immediately removed the mask mandate. Democracy in action! Just Amazing!
— Tim Swain (@SwainForSenate) April 28, 2021