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Video Shows Woman Handcuffed for Refusing to Wear a Mask while attending a School Football Game

 A woman was arrested after she refused to put on a mask, while attending a school football game in Ohio the Logan Police Department said in a press release Thursday. 

"One of these policy guidelines mandated by the Logan Hocking School District is that all spectators must wear a mask while on school property," the department's statement reads. 

The Logan Police Department said School Resource Officer Chris Smith was at 7th and 8th grade football games at Logan High School stadium on Wednesday, and that one of his duties was to ensure fans were safe and complying with health guidelines. 

Video footage shows the woman with his children objecting with an officer on the metal bleachers as he tries to handcuff her for for not wearing masks. 

The woman later identified as Alecia D. Kitts should wear a mask as per the guidelines for the safety of herself and public in these pandemic situation, the School Resource Officer Chris Smith was on the duties to ensure the safety of fans as per the guidelines at 7 th and 8th grade football games at Logan High School stadium on Wednesday.

While the officer Smith noticed Kitts he forced her to wear mask or otherwise leave the place. But she refused to wear mask and she said she had asthma and was not going to put it on. After Kitts continued to refuse, Smith said she would be escorted off the property and citied for trespassing.

"After several attempts to get her to leave, Officer Smith advised her she was under arrest for criminal trespassing and asked her to place her hands behind her back multiple times and she refused," the police statement reads. "Officer Smith attempted to place her hand behind her back, the female began resisting by pulling away from the Officer and another female began interfering with the arrest."

Smith tased Kitts once, and he handcuffed her. Video shows her continuing to struggle with Smith as they walked down the bleachers. Another person behind the camera can be heard asking where her mask is, and Kitts is seen yelling back. 

"Officer Smith advised her to comply or he would deploy his Taser if she did not quit resisting," the statement continues. The video shows two other people near the woman as she is tased while in the bleachers. 

Additional charges are pending for Kitts and another person involved in the incident.

"It is important to note, the female was not arrested for failing to wear a mask, she was asked to leave the premises for continually violating school policy," the statement continues. "Once she refused to leave the premises, she was advised she was under arrest for criminal trespassing, she resisted the arrest, which led to the use of force."

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