The debate over the efficacy of masks in preventing the spread of coronavirus is all but over, but the fight over whether or not any local or federal governing body has the right to mandate their use is far from finished.
We know that masks works to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that are believed to be the primary method of dispersal for COVID-19. This isn’t really up for debate at this point, and, given that we’ve yet to find a vaccine or proven treatment for the illness, we’re banking on these facial coverings to keep us safe.
The issue for many comes when the government attempts to force us into donning these masks, even while we’re socially distanced and outdoors. We are, after all, a nation built on stubborn, anti-government sentiment.
But that doesn’t mean that the authorities are simply stepping aside once an anti-mask argument is made, and one Marietta, Ohio mom found this out the hard way.
A Marietta City Schools parent has been detained and arrested following noncompliance with state mask mandates during an eighth-grade football game at Logan this evening according to MCS Athletic Director Cody Venderlic.
“I’m grateful that it didn’t happen in Marietta, but it saddens me that it was Marietta that caused it in Logan,” said Venderlic. “As athletic directors, we’ve talked about this too and the biggest challenge about dealing with visiting fans is people behave much better at home than when they’re on the road.”
Two cell phone videos were publicly shared by one Tiffany Lynn and one Tim Ryan, Marietta City Schools fans at Logan on social media during the game Wednesday.
Venderlic stated he has been in constant communication with Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton, Marietta High School Principal Chad Rinard and Marietta Middle School Principal Brittany Schob concerning the incident and information relayed to him during the escalation by Logan Athletic Director Theresa Schultheiss.
Video of the scene was truly shocking.
2020 has been one strange year, hasn’t it?
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