A 16-year-old highschool scholar was arrested Thursday over a masks dispute, forcing the varsity into lockdown for over an hour.
Grace Smith, a scholar at Laramie Excessive Faculty, was suspended from college for six days by way of three separate two-day suspensions, she claimed in an interview with Wyoming Sen. Anthony Bouchard about her arrest. She additionally allegedly obtained $1,000 in trespassing fines for refusing to depart college grounds.
“It makes me indignant,” Smith stated. “It makes me really feel undesirable by the varsity system. It makes me wired that I’ve to battle this battle as a 16-year-old. Proper now, I ought to be taking part in sports activities and having enjoyable. And as an alternative, I’m combating for the rights that have been imagined to be received tons of of years in the past.”
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Bouchard shared his interview with Smith and her father on Fb and Twitter , applauding her for “standing towards Covid Tyranny .”
Bouchard additionally arrange a Give Ship Go account for many who want to assist Smith.
“You are what actually everyone has to do, and I consider that,” Bouchard stated to Smith. “I’ve seen from the start of this, all the things has been about following orders, it is all about compliance, however I do not actually see an actual course we’re getting in aside from making folks match right into a mould.”
Laramie Excessive Faculty at present has a masks mandate carried out by Oct. 15, when it can both be dropped or prolonged. Albany County Faculty District, the place the varsity resides, didn’t instantly reply to the Washington Examiner’s request for remark.