Update: On Tuesday, October 13, the Caldwell Idaho School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to ban Bundy from its property until the end of the 2020-21 school year.
Emmett, Idaho — Former Mesquite-Bunkerville NV resident Ammon Bundy hit a new low last Friday.
It was at a 4A high school football game On Oct. 2nd between the Emmett Huskies and Caldwell Cougars, where Bundy refused to wear a face mask on school grounds. The principal and athletic director repeatedly asked Bundy, now living in Emmett to either wear a mask or leave the school grounds. Bundy refused and climbed over a chain-link fence to watch the game.
Caldwell police refused to arrest Bundy, saying he “wasn’t out of control and didn’t appear to be a threat to anybody.” They were wrong.
The Caldwell Police aided and abetted Bundy in his willful disregard for those health and safety attending the game.
Still, they were following the city of Caldwell guidance as outlined by Caldwell’s Mayor Gary Nancolasis. According to Nancolasis, it is up to everyone to decide if they wish to wear a mask and protect others’ health.
Officials canceled the game. Emmett School District superintendent Craig Woods issued a statement saying the team “did not ask for this.”
That Friday, Idaho health officials reported 553 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by lab tests. The statewide total of confirmed cases is now 39,137, with an additional 124 probable cases statewide. These are the highest number of daily cases reported since August 6.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also reported new deaths in Caribou and Kootenai Counties on Friday. Those deaths bring the statewide total to 474
And on Friday, Boise State University reported nearly 100 new cases on campus over the past week. The university now has 349 total cases.
In 1989, during the HIV scare, the Idaho legislature made it a felony to “expose another with the intent to infect or, knowing that he or she has HIV, transfers or attempts to transfer any of his or her body fluid, tissue or organs to another person.”
A new statute is not required should Idaho officials take the COVID-19 virus seriously. Under 18-1505:
(1) Any person who abuses or neglects a vulnerable adult under the circumstances likely to produce great bodily harm or death is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years and not more than a twenty-five thousand dollar ($25,000) fine.
(2) Any person who abuses or neglects a vulnerable adult under the circumstances other than those likely to produce great bodily harm or death is guilty of a misdemeanor.
And under 18-1501. INJURY TO CHILDREN. Any person who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any child to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or in the state prison for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years.
Bundy has no regard for the health and safety of others. He will continue in such despicable behavior until Idaho officials, including Mayor Nancolasis deal with him and others like him as a danger to the public health and safety. Click here to read more about Ammon Bundy