A meeting held by the Hillsborough School Board was interrupted earlier this week when a protester barged in and made it clear that she was not a fan of mask mandates, demanding they all be brought to an end.
The public meeting, which was mostly attended by members of the board and a few folks from the media, was supposed to be discussing a Continuous Improvement Plan for Superintendent Addison Davis of Hillsborough County Public Schools.
The woman delivered some blistering comments about mask mandates, including calling them “child abuse.”
"It's child abuse": Today's Hillsborough County School Board Retreat was interrupted by a protester who opposes the pandemic face mask rules on campus. Here's the video. pic.twitter.com/0TlCQ69ZyE
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“The woman reportedly entered the room with a sign, and began yelling about the district’s mask mandate while circling the small conference room,” the Post Millennial reported.
Hillsborough County schools, along with other districts close by, have more or less made it clear that despite education commissioner Richard Corcoran’s requests to revise the mask mandates, making them voluntary instead of mandatory, they are not willing to comply at the current moment.