Police charge woman who threatened to bring guns to school over mask mandate

A Virginia mother who threatened to bring loaded weapons to her children’s school over a mask mandate was charged Friday by the Luray Police Department.

Amelia Ruffner King, 42, was charged with a violation of a Virginia statute that prohibits oral threats of bodily harm on school property.

King attended a Page County School Board meeting on Thursday where video footage showed her protesting against a mask mandate.

“All right, no mask mandates,” King can be heard saying.

“My child — my children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on. All right, that’s not happening. And I will bring every single gun loaded and ready to — I will call every—,” King said before she was interrupted by school officials.