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Water poured on county treasurer during rally

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Posted at 10:28 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 23:28:15-05

HOUSTON (KPRC/CNN) – Someone literally poured cold water on a proposal regarding Houston's public schools.

Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez spoke about fixing city schools at a rally Friday. 

But then, a protester snuck up from behind him and poured water on his head.

He was tackled by another man, who was then confronted by other protesters.

Sanchez was proposing a state takeover of what he called the "failing" Houston Independent School District.

"I think every child in Houston deserves. it's not OK to have 500 kids suffering from bad underperforming schools, we've seen this slow motion train wreck going on for a decade," said Sanchez. 

Police were called after the incident but it's not clear yet if anyone will face charges.

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