Virginia parent accused of misdemeanor for words to school board

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-24 09:41:46-05

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A Virginia parent has been charged for her comments to a local school board weighing whether to align its mask-wearing policy with a new executive order by Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Police in the town of Luray said Friday that Amelia Ruffner King was charged with making an oral threat while on school property and released.

King made a reference to guns while speaking at the Page County School Board meeting on Thursday as it was weighing whether to follow Youngkin's order that would make masks optional for students.

She later apologized to the board, saying she wasn't referring to actual firearms.

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