Flint Community School Board president removed after ‘severe’ threat, still board member
FLINT, Mich. (WNEM)- The Flint Community Schools Board of Education voted to remove the president from her leadership role after being involved in a “severe” threat during a meeting Wednesday.
Danielle Green was involved in an alleged physical altercation during an open meeting on Wednesday, according to the board’s vice president Joyce Ellis-McNeal.
The motion to remove Green from the leadership role passed with six yes votes with one member being absent. Green was the absent member.
Green is still a member of the school board.
“That individual grabbed my throat, slammed my head down on the table, punched me repeatedly in the head,” said Laura MacIntyre, treasurer of Flint Community School Board of Education.
“It was a physical assault. There was blood, there were bruises,” said Chris Del Morone, assistant secretary, treasurer.
“I did my best to restrain it and to stop it. It wasn’t good enough,” said Allen Gilbert, trustee.
Board of education members described an attack they witnessed involving MacIntyre during a finance meeting Wednesday.
“I was attacked. I was brutally attacked, and I had to seek medical attention. I’m only here to make sure that the truth comes out and justice is served. I really need to be laying down right now and being monitored for a concussion,” MacIntyre said.
MacIntyre accuses Green the former president of the board of the brutality. An emergency meeting was called after the board deemed Green a severe and imminent threat to the health, safety, or welfare of the public.
Some residents and board members were outraged by the reported actions of an elected official.
“I’m a very secure person, but I do not feel safe. I think it’s a larger public safety issue. It’s not just about me as an individual. The spirit and the community around some of the public meetings in the city of Flint need careful observation,” MacIntyre said.
The board unanimously voted to provide police and security personnel to all future meetings.
After the board voted to remove Green as president, Vice President Ellis-McNeal then took her spot. That opened the vice president seat, which Carol McIntosh was then voted to take over.
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