A father has been asked to leave a meeting after he argued and refused to wear face mask during a board of education meeting in Webster, New York, on Tuesday night, Feb 8, 2022.
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It was gathered that the father who was identified as Dave Calus, came to the presentation without wearing his face mask, while the presentation was going on, a security guard approached him and enquired why he wasn’t putting on any facemask.
The guard asked Dave to at least cover his face with something, like a clothe or scarf, but Dave replied “Thank you,” whilst refusing to mask/cover up. The officer persisted, saying “No, you need to put your mask on right now.”
Dave’s refusal compelled the security guard to drag his chair towards the back of the room, video posted to the Facebook page ROC for Educational Freedom Public Page shows, when Calus turned around to confront the security guard, the guard pushed him out of a back door.
“What are you doing?!” the woman filming the video yells. “What are you doing?! Holy crap. Holy crap.” “That is assault. That is assault.” the woman says. “Do you put your hands on our children, too?” another lady asks the guard.
The incident occurred one day before New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an end to indoor mask mandate for businesses, citing a 93 percent drop in COVID-19 cases.
Calus, a father of two, who has one son in high school and another in college, claims the incident was unprovoked.
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Calus said on Kimberly’s Revolution podcast: “I went into the building without a mask on. I signed in and they said ‘you need to wear a mask.’ I said ‘thank you.’”
“I signed in, they handed me a mask – I did not put the mask on – and I put it in my pocket.”
Calus said the school board separated parents who refused to wear masks from the other abiding parents.
“They were segregating masked and unmasked parents,” he explained. “The unmasked parents were going to have to sit in a classroom with a video monitoring watching and listening to the board meeting.”
He said he was sitting for about 15 or 20 minutes before the guard approached him. He was not surprised that the guard confronted him, as he had heard him approach other
parents and ask them to cover their faces.
Callus had planned to address the school board about mask mandates, which he is against, before he was removed. The Webster Police department said it is investigating the incident.