Virginia School Board Meeting About Critical Race Theory Descends Into Chaos, Results In Two Arrests
In video footage, a Black officer was seen trying to speak sense into the senseless.
June 24, 2021 at 1:40 pm
A Tuesday school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, resulted in two arrests after arguments about the teachings of critical race theory and LGBTQ+ issues.
During the meeting, a fight broke out in the boardroom with one man physically threatening another attendee, Kraig Troxell, BuzzFeed News reports.
The man, identified as Scott T. Smith, continued to be disorderly and physically resisted attempts to take him into custody, Troxell said. He was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.
School officials declared the meeting an "unlawful assembly" and warned that those who did not leave would face trespassing charges.
Another man, whose name has not yet been revealed, was "charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest," WJLA reports.