(Richfield, MN) -- A Minnesota lawmaker says “the madness has to stop.”

State Representative Mike Howard is talking about what he calls the anti-science, anti-government rhetoric that is fueling the rage. Howard was present Wednesday morning when a parent stormed into the Richfield STEM Elementary School to complain about masks. That parent reportedly refused to follow any instructions from building and district staff members. He is accused of trying to remove the masks worn by those staff members. A school district spokesperson says the bad behavior includes threats and name-calling. The parent’s name wasn’t released. He was removed from the office in handcuffs.