By Mark Hicks | The Detroit News
The Flint Community Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to remove its president from her post after she allegedly assaulted a co-worker during a meeting hours earlier.
Treasurer Laura MacIntyre accused Danielle Green of assaulting her during a 10 a.m. meeting of the full finance committee at the administration building, the district said in a notice.
MacIntyre sought medical treatment and police were notified, Charis Lee, an attorney representing the board, told the Detroit News. The police responded after being called, she said.
During the 6 p.m. emergency session, when council members approved increased security at meetings and ousted the president, deputy council secretary Chris Del Morone noted that MacIntyre was bloodied and bruised .
MacIntyre did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening.
MacIntyre told council at the emergency meeting that she did not understand why Green was not immediately arrested.
She said the incident was “unprovoked and I did nothing to precipitate the attack and did nothing to defend myself in any way”.
Several members noted the significance of the attack.
“It was not good. I didn’t like that. And I did my best to contain it and stop it,” administrator Allen Gilbert told MacIntyre. “It was not enough (to stop the alleged attack). You didn’t deserve it…”
Green did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday night or attend the emergency meeting at the Accelerated Learning Academy auditorium where MacIntyre and the rest of the board voted to oust him as leader.
The meeting was called “to discuss how to ensure the safety of board members and the public during open meetings and to discuss the implementation of security or other appropriate measures,” the statement said. district officials.
The panel cannot remove Green from the council itself since she is elected, Lee told them.
The board voted to have Vice Chair Joyce Ellis-McNeal replace Green for the remainder of her term, which ends in January 2023.
Another board member, Carol McIntosh, was named Ellis-McNeal’s replacement.
Some residents who addressed the council supported the removal of Green as president.
“No one should be bullied like this, especially when there are parents and children in the building,” Claudia Perkins-Milton told them. “It’s just ridiculous.”
In a letter to the community on Wednesday, School District Superintendent Kevelin Jones said he could not detail the incident but “we remain committed to the safety of all members of our school community.”
“I want to assure families that we will remain focused on our mission to provide a high quality education for our scholars,” Jones said. “We remain committed to serving as a key support structure for our families whom we are privileged to serve.”