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Illinois Student Uprising! High Schoolers Stage Walkouts After Being Told to Wear Masks or Leave


The Great Student Rebellion made its way to the Windy City following walkouts by California high schoolers last week. 

If the nickname sticks, remember that I coined the term first. 

Dozens of Chicago-area high school students staged a walkout on Monday after being ordered to wear masks to attend class. 

School officials made the demand even though an Illinois judge issued a temporary ruling to block the state’s school mask mandate.

In response, maskless students at Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High School protested the mask mandates in their schools.

When they arrived unmasked, students at both schools were escorted to their gymnasiums.

Students at Vernon Hills High School were given the following three options:

  • Wear a mask
  • Remain in the gym all day
  • Leave

Any guesses what the students of Vernon Hills High decided?

The students ditched their abusers who refuse to let them breathe fresh oxygen and smile amongst their peers.

In a joint statement, the students said:

The COVID World noted:

Their walkout came as Illinois’ attorney general appealed Sangamon County Circuit Judge Raylene Grischow’s ruling last week that invalidated Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s school mask mandate.

The judge ruled Friday that the Democratic governor had overstepped his authority in an emergency order that had required students and staff to wear face coverings.

Her ruling, which affected more than 150 school districts, came after more than 700 parents filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s mask mandate.

The fun carried into Tuesday as students staged another walkout.

Since courage is contagious, the Great Student Rebellion spread to Maine South High School in Park Ridge.

WGXA reported:

“We want to be free of these masks. We want to see each other’s faces,” the alleged statement from students reads. “We want to bring back a sense of normalcy and enjoy what is left of our high school years.”

An Illinois judge previously ruled Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker’s school mask mandate overstepped gubernatorial authority, according to the New York Post. Yet, several school districts have still continued requiring masks, the outlet reported.

May this rebellion spread to every school in America!


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