Man, 33, arrested after disturbing school board meeting in West Palm Beach

Everett Cooper faces trespassing, other charges
Everett Cooper, school board meeting arrest
Posted at 10:47 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 22:51:00-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Loxahatchee man was arrested Wednesday afternoon during a Palm Beach County School Board meeting.

According to school police, Everett Cooper, 33, refused to take his seat while in the unmasked section of the building after being warned several times.

Many parents voiced their frustration as school board members voted to explore legal action against Gov. Ron DeSantis for his refusal to allow districts to mandate masks in schools.

Cooper is facing charges of disturbing peace, resisting arrest and trespassing.

He was booked into the main Palm Beach County jail.