In Tennessee, a father was arrested for attempting to pick his kids up from school in a startling new example of how the federal government and states are increasingly treating children as its own property.

According to Infowars.com, while making a stand against what he considered a dangerous and illegal new school policy that forces parents to wait in a line of cars outside until children are released at 2:35pm, Jim Howe tried to walk his kids out of South Cumberland Elementary but was arrested and now faces charges of disorderly conduct.“You don’t need a reason as a parent to go get your children. They are our children,” Howe states in a video of the incident.

The officer then accuses Howe of intimidating him, to which Howe responds, “I’m not raising my voice, I’m not confrontational, I want my kids.” When Howe begins to quote Tennessee state law, the officer tells Howe to put his hands behind his back and proceeds to handcuff him. After walking Howe outside, Aytes then threatens to arrest Howe’s fiance Amanda Long who is filming the incident.