A school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, was halted Tuesday evening as fed-up students marched in to serve affidavits on board members to protest the county’s tyrannical school mask mandates.
As the students filed in carrying baskets of documents, a man in the front stood up and said aloud, “You are being served a legal document. You must take it.”
Numerous parents erupted into applause as the kids approached the front of the room, where the board sat, barricaded behind plexiglass enclosures.
At one point, several of the Loudoun County school board members stood up, as if to walk out.
That’s when some parents in the audience yelled, “You are being served,” and called the board members “cowards” for apparently attempting to leave.
Amid the fracas, one of the board members said staffers would accept and distribute the documents.
Drew Wilder, a reporter for WRC-TV in Washington, shared video of the students’ actions, disdainfully describing them as “more chaotic theatrics.”
NEW – more chaotic theatrics in the Loudoun Co school board meeting. Students whose families oppose face masks flooded into the meeting carrying baskets full of what I’m told are affidavits. Meeting was nearly shutdown, now the parents are demanding a signature on the documents pic.twitter.com/VivwAOptqH
— Drew Wilder (@DrewWilderTV) February 9, 2022
Megan Rafalski, a parent, told Fox News on Tuesday that 65 concerned parents and locals had signed the affidavits.
She said they resorted to filing the sworn statements because the board refused to listen to them.
“We’re parents who want to be parents and look after our children,” Rafalski said. “We’ve tried to talk to them. They will not listen, so it’s essentially a list of demands, a list of grievances.”
The affidavits demand that Loudoun County Public Schools and their superintendent “remove mask mandates since the science shows that these are not necessary for the protection of children and since the Schools do not comply with the other CDC Guidelines as claimed,” Fox News reported.
The affidavits also urge the board to stop the teaching of critical race theory in schools and to establish separate bathrooms for boys, girls, staff and transgender individuals.
Authored by Samantha Chang via Western Journal
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