Furry Panic is the latest Dumb GOP attack on public schools

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It happens every time a school board member speaks out about changes to Central District’s COVID-19 plan. “Cat!” a group of four would mock from the back of the room. “Cat!”

Amelia McMillan, a parent in Pennsylvania County, recognized the four. They’ve been supporting Central York’s recently (and now upside down) banned some school books, many books about race. After the mid-January meeting ended, McMillan said she saw the group herd a local father in the hallway.

McMillan told The Daily Beast: “They yelled at him about his kid being a jerk. The group cites “an email someone sent to the board about fur. I heard him say, ‘Get my kids out of this.’ Two school administrators broke the interaction and kicked the four aggressors out of the building, then asked the father if he was okay. He told everyone standing there (including me) that they were calling his baby fluffy and he asked them to stop.”

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ClareFora is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@interreviewed.com.

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