Skip to comments.Colorado High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Mask Mandate
Posted on 09/01/2021 7:39:44 PM PDT by george76
Students and parents all over Douglas County, Colorado took to the streets Wednesday morning to protest a countywide school mask mandate.
The organized walkout reportedly occurred around 9:30 a.m., just two days after the county's health department issued a mask order requiring all staff and students from preschool to 12th grade to wear masks (via The Denver Channel).
Some of the loudest voices were heard at Thunder Ridge High School.
"These people agree with me. They hate masks, and I do too," said Thunder Ridge student Cole Bradley of the students behind him.
"I believe that masks, they’ve been going from mostly two years now, this is going to be the third year of my high school career that’s compromised. I want a normal high school career there. If you are scared you could stay home," said student Austin Knapp.
Thunder Ridge High School students were joined by Ranch View Middle School students and their parents.
"There’s enough parents, and there’s enough scientific data to show otherwise, that this is just not a necessary option that they have to take, and there are enough students that feel the same way," said parent Amy Ellis.
Around the same time, students at Legend High School took to the streets.
Colorado Community Media reporter Jessica Gibbs posted several videos and pictures of the protests to Twitter:
Gibbs also wrote that a student told her less than half of students were actually obeying the mandate in the classroom.
As the United Kingdom and other places around the world begin to understand the lack of real data or science behind masking students and drop their school masking requirements, counties in the U.S. continue to double down. It's going to take direct action and, yes, civil disobedience like this, as well as voting pro-masking school board members out of office at the earliest opportunity, to turn this thing around. This is definitely a good start.
The Douglas County School District responded to the walkout with the following statement:
Douglas County Schools tells Denver7 "The Douglas County School District continues to balance the challenges of the ongoing COVID pandemic. We will follow the recent public health order issued by the Tri-County Health Department, which requires all students and staff in preschool through twelfth-grade to wear a mask while inside school buildings. Additionally, we will work with our families and staff members who cannot tolerate a mask due to medical or mental health reasons. Our goal is to keep our students and staff in the classroom for in-person learning.
Meanwhile, Tri-County Health, which issued the mandate, insisted that masks "provide protection and prevent the spread of disease which allows students to remain in school where they learn best."
Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
Will the Biden Ministry of Love launch a “civil rights” investigation against them?
99.99% survival rate
Now that’s more like the spirit I remember in my CO high school!
Need more schools to do this
” I want a normal high school career there. If you are scared you could stay home,” said student Austin”
That Commie teacher in California wanted to turn high school kids into revolutionaries? Hey, guy, this is how to do it!
Hibernate for the rest of your miserable existence.
Well done, kiddos! This will catch on! And after all the encouragement for students to protest in May/June 2020 (BLM, etc.) schools have less ground to complain.
NOW we’re talkin’!!!
This is a great time to privatize schools. Issue stocks to staff and parents and get the state out of the education business.
Last year high school teachers were encouraging students to walk out and join BLM marches (riots).
How old are you?
Did the teachers encourage them to protest and walk out of schools like the do with the students in the Los Angeles area? Except for them it’s always about getting the kids to march in support of illegal aliens/open borders, or other Communist agendas. And they feign they can’t understand why public /government schools are now considered little more than indoctrination centers by most of the country.
is the loss of the sense of smell, either total or partial.
It may be caused by head injury, infection, or blockage of the nose.
How much Covid an·os·mi·a do, we suffer from the moment we have to wear a mask to when we finally take the mask off, and not even being infected with Covid 19.
How is Covid an·os·mi·a do, negatively impacting our children from pre school through college due to having to wear masks and not even being infected with Covid 19.
How is Covid an·os·mi·a do, negatively impacting adults, who have to wear a mask during work and maybe commuting and not even being infected with Covid 19.
Is Covid an·os·mi·a do reverse able after wearing a mask for a long time?
How long does it take to be normal re sense of smell a after Covid 19 mask does not own your body/nose/sense of smell?
BTW, We’ll be moving to the western slope next week.
As old as my gums and little older than my teeth.
Democrats over played their hand.
Parents and kids are pissed.
Just not for his side.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.