September 3, 2021

1 arrest after men confront school principal over COVID-19 mandates

School officials say several men threatened to make a citizen’s arrest of a Vail Unified School District principal while at least one brandished cable ties.

mesquite elementary exterior Mesquite Elementary School.
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School officials say several men threatened to make a citizen’s arrest of a Vail Unified School District principal while at least one brandished cable ties in a confrontation over COVID-19 rules.

Mesquite Elementary School's principal called police Thursday after she met with the men and they initially refused to leave.

They were upset over an elementary school student being required to quarantine and miss a field trip because of a possible contact to the coronavirus.

Authorities said Friday at least one person had been arrested.

The arrest is the latest in a number of confrontations and other encounters over virus-related requirements and restrictions that have occurred in U.S. schools.

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