Dan Bauman, Arrested In Mask Dispute With Student At Fort Lauderdale High, Ordered To Stay Away From School

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Broward dad, who was arrested aft an altercation with a pupil successful beforehand of Fort Lauderdale High School during a disguise mandate protest, appeared earlier a justice connected Thursday.

During the proceeding Bond was acceptable astatine $5,000 for Dan Bauman, 50, and helium was ordered to enactment distant from the schoolhouse unless they necessitate him to travel successful for an appointment.

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The incidental happened Wednesday morning. For the 5th clip since Broward Schools resumed in-person learning, Bauman walked his daughter, Isabel, to school.

Before his arrest, Bauman said Broward’s schoolhouse disguise mandate is amerciable and it won’t halt the dispersed of the virus.

Isabel, a 10th grader successful her archetypal twelvemonth astatine Ft. Lauderdale High, has refused to deterioration a disguise and has been turned distant each time by the administration.

“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

As Bauman and his girl neared the schoolhouse entrance, a pupil approached him and said “I’ve had capable for 4 days” and reportedly attempted to drawback his cellphone arsenic helium was recording.

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

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 and they are 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.

Curran added the pupil assemblage arsenic a full is pursuing the district’s guidance.

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“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.”

CBSMiami.com Team

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