Buffalo School Board members open up on profanity issue

BUFFALO, N.Y. The controversy over the alleged behavior of a Buffalo School Board member during a Zoom meeting last week continues even as the board met again in a special session Tuesday night.

Other school board members are now speaking out on the use of profanity and an obscene gesture during the meeting.

A board of education meeting took a surprising turn last Wednesday after School Board Member Larry Scott noticed something another board member was allegedly doing as one of her colleagues was speaking.

Is the video available to the public?

We have to blur it as per the FCC. But Scott can describe it as he does during this excerpt from the meeting on November 18. Scott told Board President Sharon Belton-Cottman, "There was a board member that was just swearing and giving the middle finger to everybody on the screen."