By Harry Wilmerding
Daily Caller News Foundation
A parent at a California public school allegedly attacked a teacher Wednesday, leaving him bruised and lacerated, after the two got in an argument over mask mandates, a local news outlet reported.
The incident at Sutter Creek Elementary School occurred an hour after the first day of school, according to NBC affiliate KCRA 3.
“The teacher was bleeding,” Torie Gibson, the Amador County Unified School District superintendent, told KCRA 3.
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“He had some lacerations on his face, some bruising on his face, and a pretty good knot on the back of his head,” she added.
The father verbally assaulted the school’s principal when he saw his daughter leaving the school wearing a mask, Gibson told KCRA 3. A male teacher stepped in to monitor the situation, which escalated into a physical altercation.
The teacher’s injuries were treated at a nearby hospital, and he was released on the same day.
The father was angry that the school required st