A school board in Franklin, Tenn., voted Tuesday night to require masks at local elementary schools. Some parents gathered outside, surrounded members of the board, and and started chanting: “We will not comply!”
A parent approached a local healthcare experts who testified at the school board meeting, and pointed at him. “We know who you are,” the parent said. “You can leave freely, but we will find you.”
Carol Birdsong with Williamson County Schools, released a statement in response to the meeting last night, stating while parents are passionate about their children’s education, there is no excuse for incivility.
“Our parents are passionate about their children’s education, and that’s one of the reasons for our district’s success over the years. With that said, there’s no excuse for incivility. We serve more than 40,000 students and employ more than 5,000 staff members. Our families and staff represent a wide variety of thoughts and beliefs, and it is important in our district that all families and staff have the opportunity to be represented and respected. We will continue to work toward making sure all voices are heard and that all families, staff and community members feel safe sharing their opinions.”News Channel 5 Nashville:
The school board voted 7-3 to require masks in elementary schools for all students, staff and visitors. The policy goes into effect on August 12 and will last until at least September 21. Following that date, board members will reassess the COVID-19 case count in Williamson County to decide whether the requirement will be extended or not.
One Tennessee woman made it clear in recent weeks that she thinks masking among children is crucial.