Palm Beach County school district ended its mask mandate days after Fiona Lashells, an 8-year old second grade girl who was suspended almost 40 times for refusing to wear a mask in class, told school board officials they should all rot in jail for forcing children to wear face coverings against their will. The school district dropped the mask mandate and told parents that a face covering opt-out will be reinstated effective Monday.
Palm Beach County school district has ended a mask mandate just days after a second grade girl told school board officials they should all rot in jail for forcing children to wear face coverings against their will.
As we reported last week, eight-year-old Fiona Lashells of Tampa Bay was suspended almost 40 times for refusing to comply with the mandate, which the school kept in place despite the state ending mask mandates in July.
In a viral video, Fiona told the board that “your rules suck,” adding “I hope you all go to jail for doing this to me.”
“Just because I get suspended for not wearing a mask isn’t going to change my mind. You can keep suspending me, I still have the right not to wear a mask,” the girl urged.