Video Captures ‘Testy’ Southridge Student-Official Mask Protest Dialogue
Some videos have surfaced from last Friday's Southridge High School mask protest.
(this video is being used with the permission of those who made it, their identities are being withheld for privacy reasons. this is one of four videos during the exchange).
A NUMBER OF SHS STUDENTS SHOWED UP WITHOUT MASKS TO PROTEST MANDATE
The precise number has not been made clear, we've heard between 5 and ten, other sources say it was ten students who protested. Some of the students chose to wear one and return to class, others did not.
The students showed up without the mandated mask, and dialogue 'ensued' between the students and school officials.
KSD responded to our e-mail about the situation and said no students were suspended, they were given the option to wear a mask and join class or get a parental approved absence.
VIDEO CAPTURES SOME TESTY DIALOGUE
In the video a school official can be heard saying they will deal with "insubordination" which is more serious, apparently school official asks for their phone due to potential ISS or in-school suspension.
The students are told if they choose not to put on a mask and go to class, they will be sent home for the rest of the day. If they choose not to leave campus they will be (what sounded like) escorted off.
It appears the students were prevented from leaving the location where this incident took place unless they were wearing a mask.
OFFICIAL SAYS STUDENT BEING SUSPENDED FOR INSUBORDINATION
At the 1:35 mark, thereabouts an official is heard saying the female student will be "suspended for insubordination."
Near the end of the video, the student is heard to say "I'm not putting a mask on."
The overall tone of the discussion is testier than what was indicated in the KSD email about the situation.
So far, we have not been made aware of any specific 'fallout' or follow-up on this situation. With a planned statewide school mask protest being planned and publicized on multiple social media platforms, for January 31st this will continue to be a developing story.
The video is below.
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