LI student arrested for showing up at school every day during COVID


Young Maverick Stow, a senior at William Floyd High School on Long Island, is living up to his name as a maverick. He said he can’t learn online and wants the school to provide him with an education. Maverick is protesting the lockdown rules and shows up for school every day, even though he is on a part-time schedule.

“I was going to school like students should be going to school,” Long Island student Maverick, told WABC, adding that he believes students should be in school five days a week.

When he arrived on school grounds staff there took his temperature and he proceeded to his first-period class.

He was caught going to class

Once in class, however, his teacher noted that he was not on the class roster for the day and told administrators who asked him to report to the principal’s office.

Stow said administrators asked him to leave the school grounds because he wasn’t supposed to be there on that day, but he refused.

He spent the day going to his classes. At the end of the day, school officials told him he was suspended for five days.

“I was going to school like students should be going to school. I think that a five-day suspension is out of line,” he told the outlet.

His parents said they fully support their son. They knew what he was going to do beforehand.

“Kids need to be in school every day,” said Maverick’s mother, Nora Kaplan-Stow. “Virtual learning is not learning. My son is being suspended because he wants to be in school.”

In fairness, the school is stuck with Governor Cuomo’s extreme mandates.

His brilliant deduction

“The virus doesn’t discriminate on Mondays or Tuesdays or Thursdays or Fridays. That’s not how it works,” he told WABC.

The school warned his parents he could be arrested if he showed up to school again on Thursday.

The school issued the following statement Thursday:

Today, Maverick Stow, as reported by the media, was arrested for criminal trespassing for unlawfully entering school grounds. As a district, our primary focus aside from providing a high-quality education, is to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff. Any attempt by a student who has been suspended or any other unauthorized person trying to enter school grounds is taken extremely seriously and will be met with the most severe consequences. School safety is a top priority especially in this day and age.


Mr. Stow continues to display irresponsible and selfish behavior with today’s latest publicity stunt. He arrived wearing a neon green shirt – for high visibility – with a contingent of media just outside the fence line trying to capture him getting arrested as he entered the building. He entered the building and was immediately arrested by the Suffolk County Police Department without incident and transported to the police station. As a result, if Mr. Stow continues to try to access school grounds each day that we are open, we will close the high school – and its approximately 3,000 students – to all in-person learning and it will be all virtual for the foreseeable future.

We are still in the midst of a pandemic and will abide by the regulations set in place by our government and health officials designed to keep our students and staff safe. As we have said, Mr. Stow’s rights as a student do not surpass the rights of any of our other 8,799 students; they should not have to come to school to witness this circus atmosphere each day. Most of our in-person classes at the high school are at maximum capacity according to the square footage of each classroom. It is just not possible to have all of our students back under the current social distancing regulations. We will not condone or allow students to flagrantly break the law in our schools.

Arresting him? “Severe consequences” because he wants to learn? Really? Governor Cuomo’s regulations are absurd and if the school administrators had any moxie, they would contest them. Many children won’t learn this way.

How much would you bet that this will go away right after the election?



  1. So much for students being owed an education. While not spelled out in the US Constitution I’m sure it is in many states’ constitutions, that’s what we pay taxes for. I want my money back!

  2. This happens to be the school district our congressman graduated from and the district his own children went to.

    I think Lee Zeldin should be made aware of this.

    As for the rest of parents on Long Island, YOU CAN SEND SCHOOLS A CLEAR MESSAGE. Withdraw your children from public school, get online and find your own distance learning program. When numbers of registered students start dropping, and they lose their per student funding, WATCH HOW FAST THEY THEIR TUNE.

    In fact, thanks to some excellent onlline learning programs, home schooled students now out perform public school kids on standardized testing IN EVERY SUBJECT. Why this is, obvious. Minus the high concentration of leftwing indoctrination CRAP, public school kids are not learning much in way of math, science, social studies. It’s all about training them as Social Justice warriors.

    HIGHLY recommended … parents work together. Create Community Co-op home school programs. Reach out to your community especially retirement communities. I’m sure you will find many retired teachers who would be all too happy to help. Your community seniors have skillls, recruit them. As a retired RN, I would certainly step in and help if asked.

    • BTW, remember Obama/Biden Promise program? They dished out $billions to schools in exchange for not involving law enforcement for minority students committing crimes labeled, “minor infractions.” Among those were assaults, drug use, possession, theft, vandalism, harassment, trespassing, threats … some “minor” infractions.
      In fact, but for the Promise program, Nicolas Cruz would never have been able to buy the gun he used to kill 17 people. Cruz was given passes on several felonies.
      This school district having a student arrested for GOING TO CLASSES, should be THE incident inspiring parents to start waging war against school on Long Island. Schools where Progressives are ruining our children… where those teachers NOT among radical progressive staff members are LITERALLY under gag orders. They are FORBIDDEN to discuss what is really going on in our schools.
      I think if parents knew, they would be beyond outraged… they would be demanding massive changes.

      Many in this county are unaware, when Obama was wooing DACA kids to come illegally, Suffolk County was sent the 3rd largest numbers of illegals in the country. The rationale for this easy to figure out. Suffolk is the LAST Conservative, downstate hold out, Democrats’ way to see this ended.

      EVERY DAY several kids sitting in the front office waiting for class assignments. NOT ONE of them vaccinated or ever even seen a doctor. In fact, the first confirmed case of EV-D68 virus was confirmed at Comseqogue HS.

      EV-D68 a virus extremely common in Central America, Mexico. So rare in America, there were only 3 labs in America able to even test for it, the CDC lab one of the three. Hospital ERs in areas where DACA kids were sent, saw hundreds of VERY sick children pouring into ER’s. They presented with respiratory distress, many put into ICU’s on ventilators and these children were writhing in pain.

      Because it was so rare, doctors simply had NO IDEA what they were seeing. The CDC knew but kept it completely under wraps as many kids were dying of it, all labeled, “flu like virus,” or the, “mysterious polio like virus.” Cause of deaths listed as flu or respiratiory arrest. Many of those kids who survived have been left permanently disabled.

      Then there’s the issue of educationally delayed 17, 18, 19, 20 year old illegal kids put into classes with 14, 15 year old students … “What could go wrong?” Just as the CDC and MSM kept the truth about EV-D68 elusive to parents, so did the schools and MSM keep hidden the numbers of students, girls, assaulted in bathrooms. To my knowledge, only one such incident got out to the public and was SWIFTLY dropped.

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