Two women arrested at Georgia school board meeting

One of the women got into a standoff with the board chairman over her refusal to wear a face mask at the October school board meeting.
By: | November 19, 2021

Gwinnett County Public Schools police arrested two women in separate events at the county school board meeting Thursday night as the district operated a new security area for the first time at a board meeting.

Snellville resident Karen Pirkle and Suwanee resident Brenda Stewart were arrested at a security screening area outside the board meeting chambers, according to district spokeswoman Sloan Roach.

Roach said Pirkle was arrested on a criminal trespass charge. Roach said Pirkle was the woman who got into a stand-off with Board Chairman Everton Blair over her refusal to wear a face mask at the October school board meeting.

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