With the discovery of a 2011 Facebook picture of him brandishing
a knife in a classroom, a Wisconsin school board candidate could
have a tough campaign ahead of him.
Kyle Flood, a 2012 graduate of the
Kenosha Unified School District, is one of five running for a
school board position. But Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group
Foundation (EAG) explains that the two-year-old Facebook
picture (right) shows the candidate horsing around, pointing a
knife at a girl's throat in a classroom.
of incident just really raises questions about his judgment and his
character, frankly," Olson contends. "And in light of Sandy Hook
and the heightened awareness of violence and weapons in schools and
that sort of thing, I just think it's very disturbing to see this
sort of thing come up."
Since the photo was brought to light, the EAG spokesman says
Flood has dug a deeper hole by claiming it was done for a school
"Some industrious tea party members in Wisconsin have actually
called the school to check on that claim," Olson reports. "They're
saying that it's not true, that the school would not allow a knife
like that under any circumstances -- for a play, or during school
hours, or whatever the case may be."
So he suggests that Flood come out and admit the photo was a
foolish mistake. So far, Olson can find no evidence that Flood has