Man Punches School Board Member in the Face at Heated Mascot Meeting [Video]
In Connecticut, a man punched a school board member in the face during a heated meeting wherein residents pushed to revive the high school’s former mascot — which officials retired over concerns of racial insensitivity.
Video of the unruly meeting in the Glastonbury High School auditorium captured the melee.
The incident occurred during a special meeting meant to discuss the school’s mascot, which was changed from the Tomahawks to the Guardianslast year.
The fight began as a verbal altercation between an attendee and a board member. The two men stood nose to nose, and the board member eventually shoved the attendee. The man then responds with a punch, which sends the school board member to the ground.
People then rushed in and separated the pair, and the meeting did not continue.
Police say they are investigating the incident.