In a disturbing video now posted on YouTube, two pro-life teens can be seen being targeted and harassed by a public high school assistant principal from Downingtown, Pennsylvania on April 21.
The teens, 16-year-old Conner Haines and his 19-year-old sister Lauren, triggered the boastfully gay administrator by holding up pro-life signs on public property, which is perfectly within their rights. (This is America, not North Korea.) The unraveling official, Zach Ruff, who serves as STEM Academy’s dean of academics and student life, cursed out the Haines teens, threatened to call the police on them, and even sang loudly over the activists as a small child would when annoyed by a sibling.
The video clip opens with an already visibly irate Ruff confronting the teens, telling them not to “harass” his “children” by holding up their pro-life signs, threatening to call the police on them. When the Haines teens stand up to the administrator’s bullying tactics and inform him they will not leave, Ruff becomes even more hysterical and inappropriate.
“You can go to hell, where they are, too,” Ruff screams at the teens, pointing to their signs, inadvertently admitting abortion is murder.
Still, the pro-lifers persist, explaining that those aborted are innocent children.
“They’re not children, they’re cells!” yells Ruff. “You’re at a science-based school, those are cells! … They’re not innocent, they’re cells.”
In response to Ruff, Conner suggests that the assistant principal seek redemption in Jesus Christ. Ruff promptly loses it.
“Listen here son, alright?” he says. “I’m as gay as the day is long and twice as sunny. I don’t give a f*** what you think Jesus tells me and what I should and should not be doing!”
“Listen here son, alright? I’m as gay as the day is long and twice as sunny. I don’t give a f*** what you think Jesus tells me and what I should and should not be doing!”
-Zach Ruff, public high school assistant principal
“You and Trump can go to hell,” he later adds.
The teens, refusing to acquiesce, are further victimized by Ruff: “Shut your mouth and don’t talk to my students,” he says, pointing his finger at the 16-year-old boy’s face. “You do not have permission to speak and engage.” (Wrong. This is America; Conner does have permission to both “speak and engage.”)
In the midst of the blatant bullying from Ruff, one man with a backbone engages the administrator. “You got a f***in’ problem?” the witness to the bullying says to Ruff. “He’s on public property.”
“He’s not allowed to yell at my students,” cries Ruff, limning his intercession to stop free speech as martyrdom.
“He can do whatever the f*** he wants,” says the man.
After pathetic Ruff threatens to call the police on the bystander, a go-to move for the intolerant leftist, the man replies: “Another loony, wacko liberal.”
The public school administrator, whose salary is funded via taxpayer dollars, then begins to sing loudly whenever the young activists begin to speak, displaying his pitiful level of maturity.
As noted by The Blaze, “According to Ruff’s page on the school’s website, he’s in the final stages of his doctoral dissertation at Drexel University in Philadelphia ‘in their Educational Leadership and Management program, and hopes to complete his research this academic year. Mr. Ruff received his Principal Certification from Penn State Great Valley’s campus, a Masters degree from Neumann University and his undergraduate work was done in his home state of Vermont.'”
Shocking that this guy is so embedded in academia, I know.
Ruff has been placed on administrative leave, reports NBC Philadelphia. It is unclear if he is still being compensated, though such an absence is typically paid.