4th-grader tells 'Fox & Friends' about viral confrontation with school board: 'I wanted to take a stand'

Provenzano, 펠릭스 A 4 학년. 마틴 카운티의 윌리엄스 초등학교, 그의 급우는 “행복하지 않다” 마스크 요구 사항에 대해.


He slammed his local school board during a public meeting last week, calling the district’s mask mandate unfair to kids during an emergency session on reopening guidelines. The video of his remarks has since gone viral.

I wanted to take a stand,” he told co-host Brian Kilmeade, adding that his friends at school arenowhere close to happyabout wearing masks every day. He also said it’sdehumanizingbecause he doesn’t recognize some of his classmates in masks.

The youngster appealed to the board to end the mandate, claiming that an unmasked teacher has repeatedly ordered him and other students to keep their masks on when they attempt to drink water outside.

She had her mask down the entire time while she was yelling at us, which makes me and all my friends very mad,” 그는 말했다. “This happens a lot, and it seems unfair that teachers take their masks off while they yell at us kids and that we need to pull ours up. I asked my mom if there is a word for this, and she said there is: ‘hypocrisy.’

He said extended mask-wearing gave him headaches and made him feelclaustrophobic,” and argued that masks often stick to his face in the Florida heat, causing him anxiety and stress.

Following his remarks, the board voted 4-1 to keep masks mandatory for only the 12 remaining days of the current school year. Masks will become optional for summer school students beginning June 1.

Provenzano’s father Michael, who said he was pulled from that meeting after voicing his opposition to the mask requirement, argued that the school board isout of touchas they try tosilence and remove people who don’t agreewith them.

You can’t even have an adult conversation with them and give them an opposing view,” 그는 계속했다. “You ask them to be accountable for their decision and they can’t.

He said the school districthad the police removehim from the meeting saying hetrespassedand now he believes he has been banned from future school board meetings.

My message has been simple for the last couple months: it’s personal choice, personal freedom,” Provenzano’s father added. “The parents know best.

He then pointed to data showing that the 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 positivity rate has been low, with no cases in the school in “위에 11 weeks.

The board meeting last week was an emergency session to review the district’s COVID-19 protocols, according to the Martin County Schools’ website. The district announced in April that it will return to full in-person learning beginning in the fall.

A district spokeswoman told Fox News on Tuesday that Martin County Schools had been among the first to reopen for in-person learning last August with measures in place to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

She also detailed the district’s reopening guidelines, which recommends vaccines for staff and students over 12, staying home when sick, maintaining clean hand hygiene and optional mask-wearing, among other suggestions.

Effective June 1, 2021, masks will be optional for all students and staff,” 그녀는 성명에서 말했다. “Although they are part of our risk mitigation strategies, vaccinations are not mandatory.

In my children’s school, they can’t put sunblock on my child without my permission, they can’t give them Tylenol without my permission,” Erica Provenzano said, reacting to the statement from the school district.

Except they can give us masks if you don’t have a mask,” her son added.

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