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The boyfriend of a former Michigan School Board president claimed Michigan school board punching victim ‘put her finger on Danielle’s nose first’ before being ‘punched and choked’ for disagreement about building new schools.
Flint Community School Board President Danielle Green was relieved of her duties after she allegedly ‘punched and choked’ Treasurer Laura McIntyre at the Finance Committee meeting at 10am Wednesday.
Superintendent Kevelin Jones told M Live that the pair got into a disagreement over building new schools.
At an emergency meeting later that day where Green was removed, McIntyre, sporting two black eyes, said there was ‘no fight’ leading up to the attack and the ‘only person fighting’ was Green.
However, community activist and former mayoral candidate Arthur Woodson, who has been confirmed to DailyMail.com to be in a relationship with Green, said McIntyre put her finger on Green’s nose before she attacked the Treasurer.
He posted a live video of him and Green at a basketball game together while the emergency meeting was happening. He claimed the pair were at the ‘Detroit Business Game’ – which they reportedly bring 100 kids to a basketball game annually – was ‘the only reason why Ms. Green wasn’t at the board meeting.’
‘What I’m saying, right, get the full story before you assume that things happened the way [Mrs.] McIntyre said,’ he said on Facebook Live. ‘Because it didn’t, man.’
He claimed that McIntyre ‘put her finger on Danielle’s nose’ before the fight broke out. He also claimed some members of the board have a ‘personal agenda,’ but ‘Danielle is keeping it moving.’
‘She’s doing it for the kids,’ he said in a Facebook Live. ‘Danielle just looking out for the kids. She wanted to bring new schools – she wanted the kids, the scholars, to have new schools. She’s the only person. She couldn’t even get a forum [with the board].’
‘Hey, that board, man,’ he continued. ‘Wait until y’all hear all the teachers, wait until y’all hear the paralegals, we’re going to fill that auditorium up at the next meeting.
‘We’re going to show support, we’re going to get those kids new schools. They aren’t going to be able to stop that.’
He also claimed McIntyre ‘always goes after someone black’ and claimed the self-described ‘queer mother-of-three’ always commented on Green’s beauty and told her she ‘goes both ways,’ according to Woodson.
Flint, Michigan, School Board Treasurer Laura McIntyre (pictured) filed a police report against former President Danielle Green. During the emergency meeting, where Green was voted out of her role as president 6-0, McIntyre spoke about the ordeal while sporting two black eyes (pictured)
Green (pictured) allegedly slammed McIntyre’s head on the table, choked her, and repeatedly punched the woman in an unprovoked attack during the finance meeting on Wednesday
Green’s boyfriend and local activist Arthur Woodson (pictured) claimed McIntyre didn’t want new schools and that the board has an ‘agenda’
McIntyre said at emergency meeting that Green got up and ‘towered’ over her at the finance meeting and started ‘threatening me with her finger.’
‘I stood up to back away at which point she grabbed my throat and then grabbed my hair and slammed my head into the table and started punching me in the head,’ she said. ‘It was not warranted, uncalled for and completely inappropriate. It will not be tolerated and we are taking action tonight.
‘In the moment, I was shocked and surprised. It had never crossed my mind that anything like this would ever escalate like this.
‘There was no fight. There was no argument. This escalated out of nothing and very quickly it was an attack. It was an assault.
‘I’m only here to make sure the truth comes out and justice is served.
Green, who is also a mother-of-three, said this incident doesn’t ‘define her or her record of service’ and that she isn’t ‘proud’ of the moment
‘I was attacked out of nowhere, for no reason.’
McIntyre, self-defined on her Facebook page as a ‘queer mother-of-three’, said she filed a police report and will be pressing charges. Green has not been arrested by police who were called to the meeting shortly after the attack. McIntyre also said she had to be taken to the hospital for her injuries and has a concussion, according to the Detroit News.
‘At this point, I plan to pursue this to the full extent of the law and I’m looking at my other legal options as an individual,’ McIntyre said at the meeting, according to ABC 12 News.
Although Green, also a mother of three, was removed from her role as president, she is still allowed to serve on the Board of Education, since she was elected.
The Board decided to have police at all future meetings until further notice, NBC 25 News reported.
Green told ABC 12 News that this ‘is not one of my highlights of my anything, my life, my career, my position in the community.
‘None of this am I proud of. Absolutely not. And this is one incident.
‘Never in my life would I have thought something like this I will be involved in ever, ever. And I can say this, my record speaks for itself.’
Green was elected president in January and in the last six years has served as a trustee and a vice president. McIntyre was elected Treasurer around the same time Green became president.
McIntyre, who describes herself on Facebook a ‘queer mother-of-three,’ said she had to go to the hospital to be treated for her injuries after the attack and said she would pursue the ‘full extent’ of the law against Green
Although she will no longer serve as president of the school board, she will still be able to be on the board, as she was elected
She posted earlier this month she posted on Facebook: ‘I just loves my board!!! PERIOD’. It is unclear what prompted the post
Earlier this month, Green, who has a master’s in education, posted on Facebook: ‘I just love my board!!! PERIOD.’
She will be replaced by Board Vice President Joyce Ellis-McNeal for the remainder of Green’s term, which ends in January.
A board member said the fight was upsetting: ‘It wasn’t right. I didn’t like it. And I did my best to restrain it and to stop it. It wasn’t good enough (to stop the alleged attack). [McIntyre] did not deserve it,’ said Trustee Allen Gilbert.
Jones released a statement on behalf of Flint Community Schools, stating he was ‘aware’ of the incident and is ‘committed to the safety of all members of our school community.’
‘I want to assure families that we will remain focused on our mission to provide a high-quality education to our scholars,’ he wrote in a statement. ‘We are focused on our families this school year and beyond.’
Green frequently posts photos showing her at various schools reading to children, including reading her own children’s book. My Smart Girl is part of a seven-book series, although only two are published on Amazon that focuses on teachers helping young girls learn valuable life lessons.
Flint superintendent Kevelin Jones said he was ‘aware’ of the situation the school district still remained ‘focused on our mission to provide a high-quality education to our scholars’
She is also the author of two other books, I Wish I Woulda Known Me Back Then, and Shoulda Coulda Woulda, which features a display of leggy girls in short skirts on the cover and is about her ‘hood’ Flint, Michigan, because ‘all hoods have a story.’
She has dedicated her books to her three daughters, Tia, Alyssa, and Makala.
DailyMail.com has attempted to contact McIntyre, Green, the school board, and the Flint PD for comment.
The Flint School Board has been hitting waves for the past few years, as members have clashed on its mask policy, critical race theory and other topics. Two board members also quit in September, the reason is unknown.
The school board also plans to discuss the $150million in federal COVID-19 relief money it received. The board said on Wednesday that it would start strategizing how to spend the funds.
Green is also an author of a children’s book series that focuses on teachers helping young girls learn valuable life lessons. Two books in the seven-book series are available on Amazon, Hey Pretty Girl and Hey Smart Girl
She frequently posts photos of her reading in classrooms
In addition to the children’s books, Green also wrote two books about her ‘hood’ and what she wishes she had known when she was younger
Flint schools Treasurer Laura McIntyre (seen in a picture from her Facebook page) said that she was attacked at the school finance meeting ‘out of nowhere, for no reason’