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Friday September 24th, 2021 5:51PM

Parents file lawsuit over Gwinnett schools mask requirement

By Caleb Hutchins Reporter

A group of parents say they have filed a lawsuit against Gwinnett County Public Schools over its decision to require masks for the upcoming school year.

Parent Holly Terei spoke on Fox News Channel Friday saying she chose to pull her kids out of the school system because of the mandate.

"I do not co-parent with my school board, I do not co-parent with the CDC and I certainly do not co-parent with this administration," Terei said. "I compromised last year when they allowed our students to go back into the building as many parents did, and we put masks on our children, but no more."

The school system announced last week that masks will be required to start the year for all students, staff and visitors regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. The decision came a day after the CDC changed its guidelines, saying recent data had shown that those vaccinated against COVID-19 could still spread the virus.

Fox 5 in Atlanta reported Friday that hundreds of parents and students protested the mandate outside of the school system's headquarters in Lawrenceville, including Republican gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones.

Terei said the lawsuit was filed Thursday. No details on the suit were immediately available.

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