Knife-wielder unfit for school board, says EAG

Friday, January 18, 2013
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

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 with knife at school (Kenosha, Wisc.)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.

Olson, Kyle"This sort 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 play.

"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 done that.

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