Marina Baer watched her father get dragged away by a police officer after he violated the two-minute rule at a school board meeting in Gilford, New Hampshire. The dad, William Baer, was speaking out against the sexually graphic content found in a book assigned to his young daughter.
Earlier this week, 14-year-old Marina confronted the school board over the incident, telling members: “I honestly don’t feel safe around you people.”
“I just watched my father get arrested because he broke the two minute rule, at a board of education meeting,” she said. “This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conflict and I am appalled. So I don’t trust you.”
As BizPac Review notes, the controversial book that her dad was objecting to, “19 Minutes,” includes “graphic sexual content that culminates with: ‘Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.’”
In a recent interview with TheBlaze, William Baer said he wasn’t “looking for a fight” but the school board left him “hurt and humiliated” after they allowed him to be arrested for going over the time limit. Baer was charged with disorderly conduct and held for a couple hours before being released on $700 bail.
“I’m not sure what I’m going to do about it,” he told TheBlaze. “I think it was outrageous that I was charged for something like that — not adhering to the two-minute rule.”
The Gilford School Board later apologized for the “discomfort” the controversial book assignment caused and vowed to allow parents to “accept” material rather than “opt out.”
On Friday night, William Baer joined Andrew Wilkow on TheBlaze TV to talk about his ordeal. He says the arrest could have a lasting impact on his reputation: