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Gaylord School Official Brought Armed Officers When Ordering Students To Mask-Up Or Else

A Gaylord Community Schools official brought two armed sheriff’s deputies into a school when he confronted high school students who were refusing to comply with the district’s face mask mandate. The armed officers stood behind the school official as he threatened the students with immediate suspension.

A video of the incident was posted on Facebook on Sept. 11. It shows a student sitting in what appears to be a school cafeteria asking that the deputies leave, which did not happen. As of  Sept. 13, the video has been shared 9.6K times.

The school district and the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department did not respond to emails seeking comment.

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