Broward Dad Dan Bauman Arrested In Dispute With Ft. Lauderdale High Student Over Mask Mandate

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Fort Lauderdale begetter was arrested successful beforehand of Ft. Lauderdale High School connected Wednesday.

For the 5th clip since Broward Schools resumed in-person learning, Dan Bauman, 50, walked his daughter, Isabel, to school. Isabel is simply a 10th grader successful her archetypal twelvemonth astatine Ft. Lauderdale High. She has refused to deterioration a disguise and has been turned distant each time by the administration.

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“First of all, it’s amerciable for them to mandate it. It’s against the law, it’s against the Parents Bill of Rights. Our content is it doesn’t halt the dispersed of the virus. It doesn’t power it, it does much harm than good,” said Bauman.

“I privation to beryllium capable to spell to schoolhouse similar everyone does but I can’t deterioration a mask, I can’t respire successful it and I privation to person that choice,” said Isabel

On Wednesday, a pupil approached Bauman and said “I’ve had capable for 4 days” and attempted to drawback his cellphone arsenic helium was recording, according to the apprehension report.

Bauman pushed the pupil successful the enarthrosis and past “grabbed her manus and twisted her limb successful an assertive manner,” according to the report.

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Dan Bauman successful custody successful beforehand of Ft. Lauderdale High School connected August 25, 2021. (CBS4)

He was instantly taken into custody and has been charged with aggravated kid abuse.

Four supporters of Isabel showed up carrying signs successful beforehand of the schoolhouse to protestation the district’s disguise mandate. A radical of students connected the school’s field chanted ‘Wear a Mask, Wear a Mask’ directed toward the radical arsenic good arsenic Isabel.

Supporters of Isabel. (CBS4)

The school’s interim principal, Sean Curran, said the school’s hands are tied. The medication is conscionable pursuing the guidance of the Broward County schoolhouse district. He besides said the schoolhouse has met galore times with Bauman’s household and elaborate exceptions that are available.

Meanwhile, Curran said the pupil assemblage arsenic a full is pursuing the district’s guidance.

“Our kids are incredible,” Curran said. “Every azygous 1 of them is wearing it and are supportive of what the measures are to support everyone safe.”

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“Our section schoolhouse territory thinks the champion mode to support our students is by a disguise mandate. Every pupil present this greeting is going to enactment that and has been doing truthful diligently. One pupil does not talk for each of us,” said Fort Lauderdale High people president Raymond Adderly.

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