An Ohio school board member gave a sarcastic Nazi salute and chant to the board president because he was “acting like a dictator” during a recent meeting, moments before he resigned from his position.
During a meeting on Tuesday, September 5, Tipp City School Board President Simon Patry was speaking about transparency around the district’s current projects when board member Anne Zakkour attempted to interrupt him, but Patry was having none of it. deal with her.
“I’m talking, don’t interrupt me, don’t make noise or else I will, I won’t tolerate it. Stop talking ”, demands Patry at the moment captured on video.
Zakkour did not appreciate the way the “dictator” president scolded her and shouted, “Oh, Sieg Heil” while raising his left arm and pointing it towards Patry.
The lively member of the board clarified her actions as a symbolic act against Patry.
Zakkour did not appreciate the way the “dictator” president scolded her and shouted, “Oh, Sieg Heil” while raising his left arm and pointing it towards Patry. Tipp City Schools
“Mr. Patry has been acting like a dictator on our board for years and last night I had enough of his demands for total obedience,” Zakkour told the Dayton 24/7 News educational franchise. “My reaction last night was symbolic and a gesture sarcastic subservience towards a board official acting like a dictator. Enough is enough!”
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At the end of the “working session” meeting, Patry proclaimed that he was stepping down from his post.
“At this time, I would like to announce that effective at midnight tonight, I will be resigning from the school board of education,” Patry said, clarifying that he would step down as president immediately.
Patry made a motion to have board vice chair Amber Drum installed as the new board chair, but not before Zakkour chimed in, asking for clarification on the terminology of Drum’s role and term, much to Patry’s chagrin. .
The new positions have already been reflected on the school district website.
It is unclear if Patry’s resignation was related to Zakkour’s gesture.
Tipp City is located 16 miles north of Dayton and has an enrollment of 2,356 students, more than 92% of whom are white, according to USNews.com.
At the end of the “work session” meeting, Patry proclaimed that he was stepping away from his role. Tipp City Schools
Zakkour’s comment and greeting came hours after a US Open spectator was thrown out of Arthur Ashe Stadium for allegedly using a similar phrase.
Alexander Zverev was battling Jannik Sinner in the fourth set of their epic round of 16 match when the German star claimed the fan yelled “the most famous Hitler phrase there is.”
The man was carried out of the stadium and Zverev ended up winning the match.