Authorities arrived at a Volusia School Board meeting in Florida after a group of mothers decided against wearing masks on Tuesday afternoon while attending the meeting
NBC 2 reports that seven mothers were ordered to leave the meeting where they, in part, planned to discuss mask-wearing policies at school. After several board members tried to get the group to put on masks, they contacted police.
“Masks should never be mandated because our children are not the property of the government. They are not the property of the school board. They are not the property of the district. We own our own children,” Rachael Cohen, one of the women who was asked to leave the meeting, said outside of the building.
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Another mother called the people inside “sheep” while being led away.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the School Board later unanimously approved to require all students, staff members, and visitors to wear masks while on school properties in the county.
Cohen posted part of the encounter on Facebook Live as police led them away from the meeting.
“I’ve never put a mask on my face, and I never will,” Cohen said. “It’s just absolute tyranny.”
BREAKING: the lawless Volusia County School Board is threatening to arrest eight mothers for not wearing a mask on public property—the school board is ignoring the governors order which suspended all penalties associated with COVID. https://t.co/nNEqr3YtBr
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) October 27, 2020
None of the women were arrested during the incident but Cohen apparently contacted her lawyer, Anthony Sabatini, who sent out a tweet regarding the “lawless” Volusia County School Board.
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[Feature Photo: Video Screenshot/Daytona Beach News-Journal]