“Telling us that we will die if we don’t wear a cloth over our faces of a disease that poses nearly no threat to us will push us over the edge,” the student said. Watch the video below.
A high school senior recently urged his local school board to stand strong in its decision to not mandate masks this year, saying forced masking has caused health issues, disrupted learning, and created a toxic school environment.
New Prague Area Schools, south of the Twin Cities, will not be requiring masks for the upcoming academic year. Currently, the district strongly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated wear a mask while in school buildings, but no mandates are in place.
All 11 residents who spoke last week encouraged the school board to stay firm in its decision when or if Gov. Tim Walz or other authorities attempt to mandate masks statewide again.
A student who will be a senior in the district shared that he opposes mask mandates for many reasons.
Wearing a mask caused his allergies to flare up, as it did for several of his classmates. When he pulled his mask down or it slipped off a little, he was reprimanded by both students and teachers.
“A student called me killer, and a teacher told me that I was a danger to my friends,” he told the school board.
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Brooklyn Center, Duluth, and Sartell-St. Stephen are some of those requiring masks, among many others. Most districts are requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status.
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