Luray, VA (WBAP/KLIF) – Police in Luray, Virginia charged a woman for making a serious threat while speaking to the Page County School Board.
Amelia King is against the board’s mask policy for students.
She said on Friday that if her child had to come to school in a mask that “she would bring every gun loaded and ready…” before she was cut off.
King left the meeting but was arrested and charged by authorities later that night. She was released on $5,000 bail.
According to police, Amelia King, 42, was charged with a violation of the Code of Virginia 18.2-60 Oral Threat While on School Property.
The school district issued a statement saying “Comments made that referenced weapons and were perceived by many to be threatening in nature.”
King’s comments went viral.
Many school boards around the nation are taking another look at COVID protocols as the Omicron variant has impacted schools students 4 times the rate of other variants. In late November stats from John Hopkins University documented 1-million cases of COVID among school-aged children. Some hospital officials have said that pediatric COVID hospitalizations tripled in weeks after the start of the school year.
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