Judge: Denver school board member doesn’t have grounds for restraining order against critic

Chalkbeat Colorado: A Denver County Court judge has lifted a restraining order against community activist and Denver school district critic Brandon Pryor.

Denver school board Vice President Auon’tai Anderson obtained a temporary restraining order last month after Pryor and Anderson had a heated argument at the nonprofit where Anderson works. Anderson said Pryor threatened him and used abusive language and that the incident was part of an escalating pattern of behavior that included intimidating phone calls and negative social media posts. 

Pryor said he had begun the conversation because he disagreed with Anderson’s vote to move the Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy to a new building in a different neighborhood and felt that Anderson had misrepresented certain information about the move to the community. Pryor is a founder of the school, which is modeled on historically Black colleges and universities. 

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