BPR: A Shenandoah, Indiana school board member lost his temper and was caught on video rushing and attempting to attack a parent who called him an “idiot” during a heated school board meeting on Monday before a school resource officer intervened.
A parent named Jason Greer gave a presentation at that meeting concerning the effects of masking on children’s oxygen levels. A bout of name-calling between Greer and a board member named Alan Troxell commenced. Troxell is the school board’s assistant secretary.
Troxell told Greer at one point, “I don’t want to listen because you don’t make sense.” That was when Greer called him an “idiot.” Troxell then got out of his seat and rushed Greer angrily demanding, “What? What did you say? Did you call me an idiot?”
The board member was blocked by a school resource officer and then returned to his seat. Greer was ordered to leave the meeting.
When Troxell took his seat, he grabbed a sheath of papers and slammed them on the table. He angrily declared, “I ain’t putting up with this sh*t no more” and “I’m not going to sit here and be called an idiot by some dumb***.”
One woman could be heard saying after Troxell threw his fit, “and these are the people that are in charge of our children’s well-being.”
Greer told WTHR in an interview, “During the board meeting I provided a demonstration with an oxygen meter proving that per OSHA standards our kids are breathing unsafe levels of oxygen due to the mask mandate in our school. Mr. Troxell asked a follow-up question. I attempted to answer but he was unwilling to listen. At which point I said, ‘You’re not even trying to understand.’ He said, ‘I don’t want to listen because you don’t make sense.’ I replied with, ‘You’re an idiot.’” WATCH