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Still At It: Parents Sue Palm Beach County Schools Over Masks

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We Name The Plaintiffs As School District Says Almost All Students Comply, “It’s The Parents Who Are A Problem.”

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BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District is facing a lawsuit over its mask mandate, a mandate in place as more than 5000 students and employees have tested positive for COVID-19 during the first six weeks of school.

Filed in U.S. District Court, the suit claims the mask mandate infringes on the rights of those who feel they have a right to infect other people. It names the Palm Beach County School Board and interim Superintendent Michael Burke as defendants.

Days before the suit was filed, a Palm Beach County School District official told BocaNewsNow.com that almost all students are wearing masks in the school district — even those with parents who are anti-maskers.

“What these parents don’t realize,” said the source, “is that overall, these kids want to do what their friends are doing, so they wear masks just like everyone else. It’s the parents who are a problem. They make noise while everyone else is just doing what they can to keep their friends safe.”

The plaintiffs in the new lawsuit are identified as: Dustin Lloyd who has at least one child at Addison Mizner Elementary; William O’Connor Jr. who has a child at Cypress Trails Elementary; Amber Santamarina who has a child at Pierce Hammock Elementary; Shana Borowski who has a child at Independence Middle School; Emily Matchica who has a child at Limestone Creek Elementary; Joyce Van Etten who has a student at Santaluces High School; Lindsay Pasquale who has children at Boca Raton Middle School and Boca Raton Community High; and Victor Nin who has a child at Independence Middle School. The suit claims most of the children, if not all, have faced “progressive discipline for non-compliance with the Defendant School Board’s Mask Mandate.”

We note many of the school attended by the children of these anti-maskers have among the highest COVID-19 counts in the Palm Beach County School District. Boca Raton High reports 117 cases; Boca Raton Middle reports 55 cases; Addison Mizner reports 58 cases; Santaluces reports 47 cases; Independence Middle reports 44 cases.

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