Man socks school board member in the face at meeting about mascot change

A man punched a Connecticut school board member in the face during a Tuesday night meeting where residents pushed to bring back the high school’s old mascot — which was retired over concerns it was racially insensitive, reports said.

The heated scene in the Glastonbury High School auditorium was captured on video and went down during a break of the special meeting, the Hartford Courant reported.

Tuesday’s meeting was called after over 2,500 community members signed a petition to do away with their new mascot and restore their old one, the reports said.

Like many schools across the nation, Glastonbury last year retired their Native American themed mascot that was viewed by some as offensive.

Source: NYPost

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