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September 24, 2013
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Video: Parent fights cop at education forum

Robert Small became rowdy, yelling into the crowd and getting into a scuffle with the officer

By Barry Leibowitz
CBS News

TOWSON, Md. — A Maryland man who didn't follow the rules at a state education forum was arrested for assault after he and a police officer providing security got into a scuffle, CBS Baltimore reports.

According to the station, Maryland's Department of Education had set some ground rules for the Thursday night about a new curriculum called the "Common Core."  Participants were asked to submit their questions in writing to get through as many as possible in a short period of time. But Howard County man Robert Small would not be silenced.

At some point, a Baltimore police officer serving as security grappled with Small. Small end up being charged with assaulting a police officer, reports CBS Baltimore, which also says a conviction on the charge carries a $2,500 fine and up to 10 years in prison.

Full Story: VIDEO: Education forum gets physical, parent-police confrontation at Md. event

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