A father who was sitting quietly at a school board meeting in Webster, New York on Tuesday evening was roughly moved and dragged out of the meeting by a school security guard, video shows.
In the video, which can be viewed below, the security guard walks up to the dad, identified as Dave Calus, who is sitting down without a mask on, and talks to him for about four seconds, though it’s unclear what is said. Then the security guard grabs the back of the man’s chair, drags him backward, and proceeds to grab the man by the back of the jacket until the jacket is completely off the man. The man then turns around and faces the security guard.
The woman taping the video is heard yelling, “What are you doing?! What are you doing?! Holy crap. Holy crap.” Another woman says to the security guard, “Do you put your hands on our children, too?”
The security guard then points to the door and crowds the man as he tries to sit back in his seat. While the man is sitting, the security guard forcefully grabs the chair with one hand under the seat and the other on the back of the chair and continues to push forward until the chair is sufficiently tipped for the man to be tipped out, though he does land on his feet.
Then two security guards, including the man who tipped the man out of the chair, push the man out of a back door as the man tries to resist his exit. People are heard yelling, “What are you doing?” and “Do you do that to the kids?”
A police officer is seen calmly walking out the door to where the man has been physically removed.
In a video posted to a Facebook group called “ROC for Educational Freedom Public Page,” a woman who attended the school board meeting claimed that the man had to seek medical attention at an urgent care following the incident.
She also explained that the maskless man was approached by the security guard while a student was in front speaking. The school board, she said, always brings up children who “love the school” and “love the superintendent” to speak when there is a hot issue parents want to voice concern over, adding that the kids who speak are clearly “hand selected.”
The Daily Wire has reached out to Webster Central School District Superintendent Brian Neenan about the incident but did not hear back in time for publication. Any comment we receive will be added to this post.
This post has been updated to include the name of the father in the video