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.
A group of moms were removed from today’s Volusia County School Board meeting for refusing to wear a mask. She wanted to make public comment against Volusia’s school board extending it’s mask policy until further notice. The issue is being discussed at the meeting right now - pic.twitter.com/U9rRgnkriB— Samantha Sosa FOX 35 (@SamanthaSosa_) October 27, 2020
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.
Volusia County School Board meeting delayed. Some parents who are against the mandatory mask policy are refusing to wear masks. The meeting today talks about a permanent mask policy and social media policy for staff. #News6 pic.twitter.com/3YikfNxRIg pic.twitter.com/TakypbJxMJ— Loren Korn (@LJKorn) October 27, 2020