A mother of two has sued a New York school district for forcing students to wear masks and causing them “emotional distress.”
Monique Parsons and Jennifer Venth accused the Riverhead Central School District of causing “emotional distress” by requiring children to wear face coverings at Pulaski Street School and Riverhead Middle School.
“The children had not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and did not show any symptoms of the epidemic. The masks harmed the children.The children were medically unacceptable. They didn’t even prevent transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.The masks had holes and they weren’t made for children and didn’t fit properly around a child’s face.”
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Parsons and Bence also accused the district and several officials of violating New York civil rights law, according to a complaint filed in the Supreme Court of Suffolk County, New York.
“Defendants took punitive action, discriminated against children, and violated the law,” the complaint said. Additionally, parents complain that the district’s COVID-19 mask mandate is “cruel, abnormal, and illogical” and that the mask policy is harming their children.
“Administrators recklessly, knowingly and knowingly established a COVID-19 masking protocol in August 2021 that was cruel, abnormal and illogical,” the complaint states. .
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A lawyer representing the mother of two sent a statement to Fox News Digital saying, “Riverhead Central School District has segregated, displaced and tortured innocent and healthy children.”
“These so-called educators justified their actions as ‘promoting public health.’ But it was never about public health. “This kind of behavior just doesn’t exist in a civilized society, especially in elementary and middle school. They will be held accountable,” said Chad J.
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A New York state mandate requiring members of all public bodies to wear masks was overturned in January 2022, but the RCSD reportedly told families that they must wear masks inside the building. increase.
Parsons was one of several parents who spoke out against the policy at a school meeting last August.
RCSD did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
The lawsuit highlights the phenomenon that parents across the country are paying more attention to school boards by challenging progressive curricula or challenging books they deem inappropriate. .
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The issue of education became a top concern among voters, resulting in organizations like the Oregon Moms Union. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, school board meetings have often become a battlefield between parents and school board stakeholders. This has rekindled the debate about how much control parents have over their children’s education.