Wyoming high school student on being arrested over refusal to wear masks: ‘Never thought’ I’d be taken to jail
A 16-year-old Wyoming student recounted on “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday her latest arrest at school over her refusal to wear a masks on school grounds.
Grace Smith, a Laramie High School junior and her father, Andrew Smith, defined her suspension and trespassing arrest. Smith mentioned she had been suspended a number of occasions for “continued willful disobedience.”
“They gave me a second $500 citation for trespassing after my suspension, and then proceeded to arrest me after putting the school in lockdown for an hour and a half,” she mentioned.
Smith mentioned that she’s confronted three separate two-day suspensions over refusing to masks up and acquired $1,000 in trespassing fines for refusing to go away the campus, saying that she had a proper to be on school grounds to proceed her training.
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Anchor Todd Piro requested Smith what was going by way of her thoughts when she was arrested.
“I wanted to go back to class just so I could learn, I never thought they would actually arrest me. Honestly, it really surprised me to see them put me in cuffs and take me to jail,” she mentioned.
Her father Andrew blasted the state authorities for not stepping up to the plate to defend her civil liberties.
“Nobody would step in and act on Grace’s behalf, and support her civil liberties guaranteed in the constitution of Wyoming, so it has been amazing to witness from an outsider’s perspective and appalling frankly, that they would take it this far,” he mentioned.
“Nobody through the entire administration whether it be law enforcement officers, the city police chief, the county sheriff, the governor’s office stepped in on her behalf.”
The school district accepted the masks mandate on Sept. 8, making it necessary for many college students to wear masks in all buildings and on buses. The mandate was set to expire on Oct. 15, however officers have been scheduled to meet on Wednesday to revisit the plan.
Fox News Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.
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