Footage captured a New York School board member losing his cool during a school board meeting on the topics of masks and racial theory while also calling a parent an a**hole.
During the meeting for Penfield Central School District several parents pushed back on the district’s mask policy as well as the “diversity, equity, and inclusion” curriculum that the school is trying to implement. At some point board member, William Yeager made a dismissive gesture. A mother attending the meeting responded to the gesture by saying, “What was that?” Rich Tyson, a father at the meeting then requested that Yeager be respectful.
At that point Yeager lost his cool and got up and shouted, “You’re not gonna stand up here and do anything to me, asshole!”
At that point Tyson said that Yeager made a gesture for him to come up to the stage which Tyson did.
“He (Yaeger) 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.” – Rich Tyson
In the video you can see men physically restraining Yeager.
“The superintendent, Dr. Thomas 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” – Rich Tyson