School day face mask protest attracts 14 students

The kids gathered atop the sledding hill across from Evergreen Elementary, next to a small fire in which they burned face masks. They carried signs reading "Unmask Wrangell Youth!!" and "Unmask our children! Let them be kids!" They chanted, "Burn the masks!"

It was part of a walkout in which children and parents frustrated over wearing masks during school hours voiced their opposition to the districtwide rule.

About 14 elementary and middle school students left the grounds at 10:30 a.m. last Friday to protest the district's mitigation plan, which includes masking for everyone while on campus....


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