Fiona Lashells: Girl, 8, suspended 38 times for no mask tells school board 'hope you go to jail'
A second-grader from Florida, who was suspended 38 times for refusing to wear a mask to school, told the local board that they should be in jail. Fiona Lashells, 8, confronted the Palm Beach County school board and told her how she felt about their rules. Fiona has been through the wringer with multiple in-school disciplinary actions.
"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,” her mother, Bailey Lashells, told The Free Press. Lashells said that her daughter “has been steadfast in her unwavering decision to not back down to tyranny and lunacy vowing to do everything she can for every child going thru these lawless mandates.” Mask mandates have caused a lot of tempers to flare in school and Fiona's case is one among the many. In September, this year, Iowa parents threatened to remove their kids and defund a school over mask mandate. Quite the opposite happened in Texas, when James Akers, a father stripped down to his underwear at a board meeting to drive home the importance of wearing masks.
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“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,” said Lashells.
Speaking at a school board meeting, Fiona said that she believes masks are dirty and pointless. Fiona stated, “ok yeah, I hope you all go to jail for doing this to me", adding that her family is proud of her and that the rules "suck".
School board speech by Florida 2nd grader who was suspended 36 times for not wearing a mask:— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) November 10, 2021
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Recently, several parents of students in USA's schools were opposing safety measures put in place to keep Coronavirus, which is plaguing the world, at bay. They resorted to peculiar tactics and in some cases, even violent ones. For instance, parents at an elementary school threatened to zip-tie the principal.
Some parents dissatisfied at a mask mandate in Ankeny Community School District near Des Moines, Iowa, decided to remove their children from school and also deprive the district of funds. A spokesperson told The Daily Beast that on October 1, the Iowa Department of Education takes a certified enrollment count that helps determine the amount of funding the districts are individually allotted for the following year. Therefore, if a student leaves the district before the count on October 1, it is likely that they will not be tallied for the award of funding for the following school year.