Videotape evidence appears to show Chris Stampolis, a Santa Clara County Unified School District board member, forming his hand in the shape of the gun and aiming it at a school principal. These are not the first charges of aggressive behavior against Stampolis.
In a highly charged TMZ tape, Stampolis is heard angrily berating a storage clerk. Now he is accused of harassing a middle school principal, his actions—despite denials—are caught on video.
Stampolis would like people to believe these are politically charged accusations, made by people who don’t like his politics. But the tape doesn’t lie and it is clear he has an anger problem. He should resign and seek help for his obvious anger management issues.
It is also disturbing that his bullying is often directed toward women. Both the storage clerk and the principal are females.
This is contrary to Stampolis’ long professed political beliefs. He has been a supporter of women’s rights in general. But his personal actions put those public comments into doubt.
With the heightened awareness of domestic attacks against women in the NFL, on college campuses and in the general population, we all need to speak out when violence or the threat of violence is readily apparent.
It is incumbent upon all of us to speak out when individuals openly exhibit hostile behavior on a repeated basis. Stampolis needs help. We should all encourage him to get it before his anger gets someone hurt.