A Wyoming high school was placed on lockdown after a student refused to put on a mask and was arrested. Grace Smith had already been suspended twice from Laramie High School for refusing to wear a mask. The last time that she refused to wear a mask, she refused to leave the school, and the police were called. She was taken out in handcuffs and issued a $500 citation.
As the situation unfolded, an announcement was made over the loudspeaker stating, “we are in a lockdown; please stay in your rooms.”
If Grace continues to refuse to wear a mask, she will ultimately be suspended from school. At this time, she has no intention of backing down from what she believes in.
“I’m growing up in a country where I’m supposed to have my God-given rights to protect, and they’re being taken away. Everybody has the freedom to wear a mask if they choose, but I believe everybody also has the right to not wear a mask if they choose.” – Grace Smith.
The Smith family has hired an attorney to fight back. A GiveSendGo Fundraiser has been created to help with the expenses.
“Grace is a high school junior. She is a beautiful young lady who is kind, caring, and compassionate. She loves to dance and theater and is a good student. Grace has chosen to exercise her rights and attend school without wearing a mask. The local school board has voted to enforce a universal mask policy that we believe is unlawful and in violation of the constitution of the state of Wyoming,”
“Grace has endured suspensions and was arrested for not wearing a mask. She has also been targeted by peers and school staff members for exercising her rights. Grace is raising funds to help with the legal cost of defending her civil liberties and the civil liberties of other students in Wyoming who are enduring the same unlawful treatment. By supporting this fight for their liberties, you are helping ensure the rights of every citizen of the state of Wyoming.”
– excerpt from the fundraiser