Parents Against Student Mask Encourage People To Attend August 23 Reunion
By Lee Peck
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MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) – Students at Mobile County Public School – just finished their first full week of school wearing masks.
The mask warrant – done at a special last-minute meeting – with parents on the other side of the issue who leave frustrated that they couldn’t be heard. This Monday, they hope to have this opportunity and encourage others to join us.
While Mike Wilson says he doesn’t want to offend anyone dressing up, he believes it should be a choice and parents should have a say.
“If you feel like the masks are working, then wear your mask and it will protect you from me.” And that’s how I see the mandate of the mask. I think kids, parents, adults should be able to make their own decisions about their health and safety – and we haven’t had this opportunity to choose for our kids, ”Wilson said.
He is not alone. Dr. Michael Bucknell is also a parent of two Mobile County students. Bucknell says he has seen evidence of masks causing headaches, dizziness and anxiety issues in college students.
“And they want to make the science look one-sided – and it’s not. It’s plain and simple, it isn’t, ”Dr Bucknell said.
At the August 6 special meeting – some of Mobile’s top doctors not only testified that the masks work – but urged the board to mandate them. Those against masks say they should have had the opportunity to present their findings.
“We can’t win the war and have a fight because every study they show for masks – I can show one against. For no risk with mask… I can show the risks. He comes and goes. But at the end of the day, every parent should have the choice to make the decision – the informed decision for themselves, ”said Dr. Bucknell.
Although they have consulted with legal counsel, they ultimately want their voices to be heard and believe the numbers are powerful.
“I encourage anyone who sees this to come to the school board. We don’t jump up and down and run, scream, and scream. We just want our voice to be heard. We want our side of the story told… And a decision made that respects both sides of that decision, ”Wilson said. “I think the parking lot is going to hold thousands of people… I hope it’s so full that they’ll have to look over there and say wait a minute, we have to fix that part of the problem – we have to listen to what these people say.
Although special council meetings are open to the public, public comments are not permitted. The process of speaking at a regular board meeting requires exhausting many avenues, including meeting with Superintendent Threadgill. Even then, speakers only have three minutes in front of the board.
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