May 25, 2022

Students deliver piles of affidavits protesting school board in Loudoun County, VA

Amid the ongoing battle over school mask mandates and other onerous COVID-19 restrictions on kids, a group of aggrieved students in Virginia made a dramatic statement on Thursday, delivering stacks of affidavits to members of the embattled Loudoun County School Board during its public meeting and demanding that their voices be heard, as Breitbart reports.

The Loudoun Times-Mirror noted that distribution of the baskets of paperwork began after a speaker asserted that the schools division did not respond to a notice of “maladministration and demand to cease and desist” enforcement of what they argued were unconstitutional mandates, including required masking of students.

The outlet further reported that over a dozen such students made their presence known by walking to the front of the room and directly confronting members of the board, who were seated behind tall, plexiglass panels. WATCH:

Caroline Thomas, one of the students present at the meeting, described the board’s reaction, saying, “You could tell they were very flustered, annoyed, and they just didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t nervous at all. The passion for this change to happen overcame all the fear.”

As Breitbart also noted, Virginia’s new Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears (R) later lauded the young demonstrators for their willingness to take a stand, remarking, “I don’t know what I was doing at their age. But that wasn’t it. My God, these kids are going to make sure that their government listens to them.”

Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Wayde Byard acknowledged the delivery of the affidavits, but noted, “while these documents outline a number of concerns from community members, the papers are not legal pleadings and do not appear to have been filed in any court of law,” as the Times-Mirror added.

Byard went on to claim that the district welcomes any and all feedback from members of the community, but seemed to chide the students present at the meeting by asserting that the board has a policy in place that requires individuals wishing to provide materials to members to do so by delivering them to the Public Information Officer without approaching the dais.

Try as the Loudoun County School Board might to ignore it, the tide is clearly turning when it comes to forced masking in schools, and with Democrats everywhere now in electoral panic mode and hoping to distance themselves from unpopular restrictions, holdouts such as these in Virginia may find themselves reluctantly compelled – sooner rather than later – to finally relinquish the powers unjustly seized over the past two years.

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