Sat. May 21st, 2022

A Virginia mother was busted to tell a school board that she would show up with a loaded gun if her children were to wear masks in class.

Amelia King, 42, was charged Friday by the Luray Police Department with making a verbal threat to school property after being cut off during a public comment section of a Page County public school board meeting, according to CNN.

“All right. No mask mandates,” King told board members on Thursday.

King was released on $ 5,000 bond.

In an email apology to a school board member read later at Thursday’s meeting, King insisted she “only spoke figuratively” and apologized.

Amelia King.
Amelia King.
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“I meant in no way to imply ‘all loaded weapons’ as in actual firearms, but rather all the resources I can muster to ensure that my children get to go to school without masks,” the email said.

The board had discussed COVID-19 remediation plans in light of an order from Governor Glenn Youngkin that said parents across the country could decide whether their children wear face masks at school.

The board voted 4-2 to support “masking parental choice.” Masks will, however, be required for all Page County staff and people on school buses.


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