Father Confronts Principle with Zip-Tie Handcuffs for “Citizens Arrest” After Quarantining his Son.


An angry Arizona father who barged into his elementary school kid’s principal’s office to protest a mask requirement has been arrested.

Rishi Rambaran, 40, stormed into Principal Diane Vargo’s office on Thursday with zip-tie handcuffs, according to a since-removed Instagram video. He and two friends accompanying him claimed the school broke the law when administrative officials told his kid to wear a mask and quarantine after potential exposure to COVID-19.

Rambaran has since been arrested, the Daily Beast reported. “I can tell you the end result of that incident was we did make one arrest for trespassing,” said Sgt. Richard Gradillas of the Tucson Police Department, which did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.

Kelly Walker, one of the men who backed up Rambaran, shared a video to Instagram that appeared to show him driving to the school.

“I’m headed to Mesquite Elementary School right now, where a friend just notified me and some others that his son was indiscriminately taken to the office to be quarantined because supposedly someone had decided he but not other kids in this classroom were exposed to COVID,” he said.

“And they shoved a mask on his face, wouldn’t let him call his parents, and now his dad is there,” he continued. “The school is blatantly breaking the law, blatantly going against the will of the people. I think this community has expressed that they’re not going to have this kind of bullying of our kids, these kinds of scare tactics.”

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