DO NOT COMPLY!
That’s the simple lesson everyone can learn from 8-year-old Fiona Lashells from Palm Beach County in Florida.
Lashells made headlines for her defiance to the school district’s mask mandate.
An updated count puts Fiona’s number of suspensions at 38 for violating the mandate.
Fiona may have to repeat 2nd grade for the amount of school days missed from the violations.
StandupforFiona recaps her struggle against the tyrannical school board policy:
StandupforFiona is dedicated to my recently turned 8 y/o daughter, Fiona. Fiona is a 2nd grader who loves the typical things kids her age do: arts and crafts, drawing, making jewelry, painting and getting to be a fun loving kid.
Fiona has changed her priorities a bit and is on a mission to take back, not only her rights but every American child’s constitutional rights from the tyrant school board being operated by a financial expert who has no knowledge of how to safely and effectively run the 10th largest school district in America. Fiona has directed her last 4 school board speeches directly at Mr. Michael Burke who has led the initiative to keep Fiona out of school for the last 39 school days on an out of school suspension, and 41 days out of the classroom.
Since August 31st and her first punishment of a referral and silent lunch in an office hallway Fiona has been steadfast in her unwavering decision to not back down to tyranny and lunacy vowing to do every thing she can for every child going thru these lawless mandates. Fiona is a strong minded and fearless young girl who was ready to conquer the world at 7. Unfortunately the blows just seem to not stop as she was recently told after completing every assignment her teacher will provide that she is not only failing 2nd grade but that there is no way she could catch up per her teacher. Thankfully we realized this was as tyrannical a move from her teacher and after asking for nearly 3 weeks we received Fiona’s progression in an application known as success maker. Not only is Fiona at or meeting grade level requirements in Math, but rather doing math work at a 4th grade level with almost 100% mastery in most of the items calculated, (That report can be found in the gallery of images as well for any one thinking of calling B.S.) In addition you can find a copy of every referral to date for proof this is actually happening,
But it appears Fiona will have the last laugh in this fierce battle with the School District of Palm Beach County.
Because the school board folded amid the national backlash and pressure caused by Fiona’s story.
She was suspended 38 times for not wearing a mask. She never backed down. The school district have now dropped the mask mandate!!! If an 8 year can make changes, so can you. Bravo Fiona ❤️ https://t.co/xGAHqLOakf
— Annabel 🌸 (@annaberu) November 12, 2021
HERO! FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD DROPS MASK MANDATE AFTER 8YO WONDER GIRL FIONA LASHELLS REFUSES TO BACK DOWN AFTER 38 SUSPENSIONS FOR NOT WEARING MUZZLE pic.twitter.com/QpRbEkBsUn
— "THE SOURCE" SWAN (@AndySwan) November 12, 2021
School board sanctions 8-year-old 38 times for not wearing mask https://t.co/kuZRlqpDfA "Fiona told the board members that being suspended is “not going to change” her mind, that she still has “the right not to wear a mask,” and that … the school board is not following the law.”
— Martin Cohen 🇪🇺 (@docmartincohen) November 12, 2021
Fiona made one exception to wear the muzzle in order to tell the school board members how she felt about their tyrannical policy:
Tampa Bay, Florida 🇺🇸 – Second Grader, Fiona Lashells, tells the school board they should all be in jail for their unlawful mask mandates on children. She's been suspended nearly 40 times for non compliance and still refuses to back down. pic.twitter.com/yA022hhuWX
— Intrepid Eagle 🇺🇲 (@SonsOfMontesQ) November 11, 2021
For all the so-called “men” still capitulating to idiotic mask mandates, take lessons from Fiona.
LifeSiteNews summarized the story’s developments:
Fiona made headlines last week as her story was brought to light in a number of major news outlets, including The New York Post. She appeared alongside DeSantis on Fox News and explained to the hosts that she does not like to wear a mask “because you touch it and you have germs on your hands and then you put it on your face and breathe in all the germs.”
One of the Fox News hosts called her stance against the mandate “impressive” and asked Fiona how she felt about the prospect of repeating the second grade. She expressed that she did not want to do that, especially considering she had “done most of the work at home” that she was assigned.
Fiona was visibly shy during the interview, but DeSantis helped her through the question period when she was asked about “how her friends felt” about masking in school. She said that her friends wore them at school because they had to, but did not like them.
After national media pressure and pressure from the DeSantis administration, the School District of Palm Beach County released a letter to the public explaining its decision to drop their mandatory mask requirement. The board described the change as a “face covering opt-out” for parents.
The letter referenced a ruling by Division of Administrative Hearings Judge Newman which came down on Friday as the legal reason behind their change of heart. Judge Newman upheld the DeSantis administration’s block on masking children against their parents’ will.
If more adults (and I’m looking at men) had Fiona’s fortitude, then we would’ve never reached this point of COVID tyranny.