Jan 15, 2016 3:06 PM

Hampstead parents outraged over Budget Committee chairman's comment about shooting children

HAMPSTEAD - Several parents in town are outraged after comments made by a Budget Committee member at a meeting.

Budget Committee Chairman Jorge Mesa-Tejada made the controversial statement during a meeting on Jan. 14 when they were discussing the need for modular classrooms.

"But based on my Marine Corps training, if I wanted to bring you harm, I wouldn't do it when they were going from the portables to the main building. I would wait 'til recess. I would hide in ... woods behind them, and I'd have a field day," Mesa-Tejada said about the possible dangers of walking from a portable classroom to the school.

Listen to his statement by watching the video below or clicking this link.

We'll have more on this story on NH1 News at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on WBIN-TV.

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