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"Boo!" shouted one woman.

The reaction to the school board's decision was loud and clear. In a unanimous vote, the board upheld the superintendent's ban against Tim Reiland, keeping him off of school property and away from any events for the next six months.

"It's frustrating because as an American I know that I have certain freedoms," said Reiland.

Before the meeting, Reiland detailed the allegation of verbal harassment against him.

"What they’re claiming that you know, I guess constitutes harassment in their mind is 'f***ing bulls***' which in my opinion is f***ing bulls***," he said.

"I don’t think of it as harassing, it really was an exchange of ideas that people really care a lot about," said attorney Maria Seidler.

She's Tim's attorney and sat next to him in the special school board meeting, while the superintendent sat at the next table with her own counsel.

All of it looks like a court proceeding. The gallery was full of Reiland supporters who didn't hold back when the ban was upheld.

"I call it the mafia, they behave like mafia," said Janice Danforth.

"Anything that is an opinion of any sort, they shut down, they stonewall," said Danica Norman.

"I’ve never had an experience like that where somebody can see the evidence and just ignore it and say we’re going to ban somebody," said Charles Kerber.

"Will there be repercussions the next time there’s a school board election?" asked NewsChannel 8.

"Absolutely, that’s what we do with Mom’s for Liberty is we say, we are going to flip those seats, and like I yelled out in there, we’re going to, we are going to take over the boards," said Danforth.

Reiland immediately left after the ruling to comply with the ban. Despite the loss, his attorney says this is far from over.

"Oh no, no, I’m going to win this," said Seidler.

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