Updated: 10/18/2013 8:17 PM
Created: 10/18/2013 4:54 PM WHEC.com
A local school board member was arrested for causing trouble at a school and police say it was because he didn't want to follow a rule put in place to protect students.
It happened at the Red Jacket Elementary School District in Ontario County. News10NBC is told it was quite a scene and that a number of children and parents witnessed the incident.
The district is not saying anything to us about what happened last week. We have placed several calls to the district office, but have not heard back from anyone. But what police tell us is that a member of the Manchester-Shortsville school board created such a disturbance inside the elementary school that one child was brought to tears.
50-year-old Clinton Krager lives in Manchester and is a member of the board. He is now facing two misdemeanor charges of child endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct.
According to the Ontario County Sheriff's Department, he had gone to Red Jacket Elementary School on October 9 to pick up his own child from the school. Police say when he was asked to follow the school's sign-out policy. He became disruptive and got into verbal confrontation with faculty that lasted several minutes.
What he said exactly is unclear, but police say at least two children became visibly upset and one of them actually began to cry.
"Any responsible adult parent needs to be sensitive to the fact that disruptive," says Sheriff Philip Povero. "Angry behavior can certainly cause young children to become frightened and scared in a school environment where we all want children to feel that they're safe."
We tried to reach Krager by email and phone on Friday, we also went to his house, but had no luck getting in touch with him. The president of the school board did send a statement to our news partners at the Messenger Post. They said they are aware of the incident and the school staff followed its training.
We will continue to track this story as it develops.