A California school district has warned parents that kids who are seen in school without a mask will be declared “dangerous,” thrown out of school, and then parents will be prosecuted for having kids who are truant.
This is nothing but an out of control school inventing crimes, applying them to kids, then sentencing parent for these imaginary crimes.
This is how dictatorship work. This is how banana republics work. This is not how the United States of America works.
A school district outside Stockton, California, in the state’s Central Valley, is proactively warning parents about what will happen if their children show up to school unmasked (possibly in support of the students in neighboring Oakdale). In a letter distributed Thursday, Ripon Unified School District told parents to “remove your students from campus unless they wear a face covering,” and that failure to do so “would force the District to consider taking other potential actions which the District would rather avoid, if possible, including”:
- Labeling the presence of their child a “clear and present danger to the life, safety, or health of a pupil or school personnel,”
- Contacting county Child Protective Services without even contacting the parents first “as they have been abandoned on campus by you,”
- Identifying the children as truants and refer them to a School Attendance Review Board “which could result in criminal charges against” parents,
- Dis-enrolling the children from school,
- Filing for a restraining order in Superior Court which would prohibit children from attending District schools unless they wear a mask indoors on campus.
Mask-wearing to prevent viruses have no basis in science. None.
After the news leaked out, the district tied to tap dance its way out of this mess by claiming that the letter was not really school policy.
Per Sacramento’s ABC10:
According to the Ripon Unified School District, the principal handed them a letter stating in part if masks aren’t worn, one potential action is “contacting Child Protective Services and request that they remove your children from campus as they have been abandoned on campus by you.”
When ABC10 asked if this could happen, the district told said, “the option is part of the general legal guidance that was prepared for several districts and does not reflect official district policy.”
Our institutions of miseducation really do need to be shut down enmasse.
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