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Virginia Standoff! Elementary School Threatens to Kick Out Fifth-Grader for Not Wearing a Mask; Mother Speaks Out


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When Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin took office, he issued an executive order to rescind the mask mandate for schoolchildren.

However, numerous Northern Virginia schools refused to provide in-person education to students who were not wearing a mask on Monday.

The fierce conflict between the Youngkin administration and school district forced kids into wearing a mask to avoid punishment from their schools.

But students and parents fed up with their tyrannical school boards have mounted resistance against mask mandates.

One of those parents is Megan Rafalski, the mother of a fifth-grader at Banneker Elementary in Loudoun.

Rafalski told The Daily Wire her son was being permanently kicked out of his elementary school for refusing to wear a mask Monday.

As stated in The Daily Wire’s exclusive report:

“My son right now is sitting in the principal’s office. We have a special exception to go to the school we’re at so my son can go to the school with the kids he started with. They’re now telling me his exception is being rescinded for disciplinary reasons. For a one-time incident. He’s never been in trouble before,” she said, adding that she’s been waiting more than two months for a phone call from superintendent Scott Zeigler about masks.

Rafalski joined WMAL DC and shared this heartfelt message about the abuse committed against her son.

Listen to the full interview on O’Connor & Company.

WMAL DC host and Daily Caller editor Vince Coglianese will have Rafalski on live this afternoon at 3:35 p.m. E.S.T.

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The Daily Wire reported on the mask mandate battle transpiring in Virginia:

Seven school districts, including Prince William but not Loudoun, filed a lawsuit against the state on Monday challenging the executive order.

“At issue is whether locally-elected school boards have the exclusive authority and responsibility conferred upon them by Article VIII, § 7 of the Constitution of Virginia over supervision of the public schools in their respective communities, or whether an executive order can unilaterally override that constitutional authority,” Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the plaintiffs, said in a statement.

“With COVID-19 transmission rates high, our hospitals at crisis level, and the continued recommendation of health experts to retain universal mask-wearing for the time being, this is simply not the time to remove this critical component of layered health and safety mitigation strategies. School divisions need to continue to preserve their authority to protect and serve all our students,” it continued.

But the standoff may not need the courts to be resolved. On Monday, Chap Peterson, a moderate Democrat who joined with Republicans to force school re-opening last year, said in an email to the Fairfax County Parents Association that Fairfax’s school board “must define an ‘off ramp’ for mandatory masking.  That means plainly stated metrics as well as a final deadline (e.g. Valentine’s Day). They should announce that immediately. The forced masking policy is going to end very soon, i.e. in a few weeks. Otherwise, the General Assembly will again step in. IT IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE LONG-TERM SOLUTION.”

Republicans control the state house, while the Democrats control the state senate 21-19, meaning that any bill backed by Republicans and Peterson can be passed into law, with the Senate tie being broken by Lt. Gov. Winsom Sears, a Republican.



 

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