After more than a year’s worth of COVID-19 restrictions that involved, among other things, mandated wearing of masks — which did no good because the virus spread anyway — Americans by the tens of millions have gotten fed up and are tired of being treated like ignorant sheep.
And that includes high school students, by the way.
Last week as classes began again at a district outside Denver, hundreds of students who are smarter than the adults running the school walked out of classes, claiming — truthfully — that they are not at risk of getting a serious case of COVID-19, much less dying from it or spreading it.
According to a report in the Highlands Ranch Herald:
The walkout started when three students emerged from Legend High School in Parker and meandered toward a nearby park. Two more followed shortly after, and for a moment the small group was the only sign of protest.
Then came dozens, and within minutes, hundreds of students and parents had amassed across the street from the high school. They held signs calling masks child abuse, public health officials liars, and demanded masks remain optional.
“I can’t do this again,” said a poster carried by one male student.
Also, students walked out of Thunder Ridge High School in the suburb of Highlands Ranch, south of Denver’s metro area, in protest and defiance of the Tri-County Health Department’s mask mandate as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers regardless of mask mandates and economy-killing lockdowns.
The decision by the health agency is overarching in that officials in the covered individual counties — Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas — are not allowed to opt out of the mandate, according to CBS4.
But of course, the same health agency’s chief acknowledged the lunacy of its order.
“Tri-County Health Executive Director John Douglas said COVID-19 is not making children severely ill in general but the health agency wants to help control the virus’ spread to family and vulnerable people through children. The agency also wants to keep students in in-person learning as case rates are continuing to rise in the metro area,” the Highlands Ranch Herald noted.
As such, the decision riled students from around the Denver area who made it clear they are fed up with lockdowns, mandates and other pandemic restrictions.
“This is going to be the third year of my high school that is compromised. I want a normal high school career. If you are scared, you can stay home,” one student told the local news outlet.
“These people agree with me, they hate masks. And I do, too,” added another student.
Several social media users sided with the students.
“Aware and honorable students of Thunder Ridge High School were expelled from classes for protesting against the mask, but the students did not give up and took to the streets to protest,” one Twitter user posted along with video of scores of students standing along the side of a street protesting.
Meanwhile, “Athlete A” author Jennifer Sey, noted on the platform the incredible amount of hypocrisy involving the school’s ridiculous mask mandate.
“Weekly reminder, in Denver where I live, adults can go to large scale sporting events, night clubs, the mall, bars & strip clubs unmasked. But 2-year-olds learning to speak need to mask for 8 hours a day in pre-school and daycare. Does anyone really think this makes sense?” she wrote last week ahead of the school order.
“The last rebels,” said yet another user.
Michael Jackson telegram channel said…
🔴🔴🔴Denver, Colorado; America
Aware and honorable students of Thunder Ridge High School were expelled from classes for protesting against the mask, but the students did not give up and took to the streets to protest. pic.twitter.com/UiIZXWrjd8
— Gatekeeper 1111 (@Gatekeeper_1111) September 2, 2021
Weekly reminder, in Denver where I live, adults can go to large scale sporting events, night clubs, the mall, bars & strip clubs unmasked. But 2 year olds learning to speak need to mask for 8 hours a day in pre school and daycare. Does anyone really think this makes sense?
— Jennifer Sey (@JenniferSey) August 27, 2021
The last rebels:
Dozens Of ThunderRidge High School Students Walk Out Of Class For Mask Protesthttps://t.co/igIAZaSaid
— Rosemary Dewar (@Rlynnd1) September 2, 2021
Parent Linda Potter attended the protest at Legend in support of her freshman son, Michael Davy.
“They are very passionate speaking with their own voice and their own constitutional right,” she told the local newspaper, adding that her son doesn’t believe masks do much of anything to stop COVID.
He’s right, of course, as the Europeans have known now for months.