Mask-refusing moms removed from Florida school board meeting

7 people can't return to the property for 1 year
Posted at 10:33 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 11:16:13-04

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Several mothers in Florida were removed by law enforcement from a school board meeting after they ignored repeated requests to wear masks during a discussion on whether the school district should extend its mandatory mask policy.

No one was arrested Tuesday, but seven people were trespassed, meaning they can't return to the property for one year.

The Volusia County School Board adopted a mandatory mask policy that applies to students, staff and visitors on school district property. It expires early next month.

School board members were voting on whether to extend the policy at Tuesday's meeting.

A district spokeswoman says they made many attempts at diplomacy, which didn't work.