A Wyoming teen Grace Smith who was arrested for refusing to wear a mask in the classroom is filing suit against the governor, health officials, and others to restore individual rights and raise awareness surrounding what rights students have in schools.
High school student Grace Smith and her father Andrew Smith appeared on “Fox & Friends First” (watch below) on Wednesday to discuss why they are pushing back against the policy and what it means to restore their individual liberties.
“I think a big goal is also to create awareness for a lot of parents and students to know that they do have rights because obviously the school board and authority figures have not made that very evident and they’ve taken them away,” Grace stated as reported by Fox News.
“So I think that it’s really important to us for people to be educated more than anything,” she continued.
She was arrested last month for refusing to wear a mask at Laramie High School following a slew of other consequences, including suspensions and fines for violating the policy.
Grace claims she received a $1,000 fine and three suspensions over the matter, which ultimately resulted in her arrest.
“The purpose of this fight is is to restore the power to the people,” Andrew explained. “The claim is solely based on the rights of our health care access granted to us by the Wyoming Constitution and the rights of the parents and each and every student.”
School districts across the state have been able to individually decide on the issue of having or not having a mask mandate, since the governor did not implement a statewide order.
Grace’s school district issued the mandate in September, which required most students to wear masks on school grounds or face consequences.
“I just started to notice how terrible the authority figures in my life were being at school, and I didn’t feel like that was okay,” Grace explained. “It’s been super, super encouraging to see how many kids I’ve actually brought along with me.”
The lawsuit names around 20 plaintiffs in the case, and according to Andrew, more are coming forward each day to join the pair in pushing back against the infringement.
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In a similar incident, according to the father of a disabled child, Florida educators tied a mask to her daughter’s face for 6 weeks without their consent. On Oct. 7, Sofia stepped off of the school bus with a mask, wet from her saliva, tied to her head with a thin, nylon string.
My wife recognized Sofia’s panic, her face reddened from having her breathing restricted, and comforted Sofia after removing her mask and taking pictures of the rope tied around Sofia’s head to secure a mask to her face totally wet from her saliva.https://t.co/k4YJJ5IfvH pic.twitter.com/t2FTOsU46b— GreatGameIndia (@GreatGameIndia) October 25, 2021
Recently, an investigation was opened after it was found that masks were being taped to students’ faces forcefully by teachers in schools.
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According to experts, the Australian study which claimed that mandatory masks stopped the second wave of coronavirus is total crap.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, people all across the globe have started using facemasks to prevent the spread of infection from one person to the other.
Also the government and health ministries of several countries are encouraging people to wear facemasks whenever they step outside their home.
But till date the efficacy of the facemasks in controlling the spread is not determined. So how effective are facemasks against COVID?
The pores in these masks are at least 1000 times larger in diameter (55 µm to 440 µm) as compared to the diameter of virus particles (60 nm to 140 nm).
Here you can find a list of over 30 studies showing that face mask are useless against COVID-19.