In Laramie, Wyoming, police have fined and charged a sixteen-year-old girl, a straight-A student who has never broken the law, for refusing to wear a mask or leave school premises. All she wanted was the schooling she has been promised. The Daily Mail reports:
A Wyoming teenager who believes that mask mandates violate her constitutional rights was arrested for trespassing after she refused to leave school grounds Thursday – and she’s since raised $53,000 in donations.
Grace Smith, a 16-year-old junior at Laramie High School in the city of Laramie, was handcuffed and taken to jail after a 90-minute schoolwide lockdown.
Smith, who calls herself a straight ‘A’ student and who has never broken the law, has received three separate two-day suspensions and racked up $1,000 in trespassing fines for not wearing a mask and refusing to leave campus.
She followed the first suspension, but contested the next two.
‘I just left,’ the teen told the Laramie Boomerang about her first run-in with administrators. ‘Then, after talking with our attorney, we decided to push it, so on Tuesday I didn’t (leave) and took the citation for $500 and then left.’
On Thursday, she got another ticket but refused to leave, prompting a showdown in the middle of the school building.
The Albany County School District #1 began requiring masks inside their buildings on September 8. The school board will decide on an extension this week.
A district spokesman told DailyMail.com that he’s unsure whether Grace returned to school on Monday, the first day she would’ve been allowed back after Thursday’s suspension.
Video captured on Smith’s phone shows an officer trying to reason with the teenager.
‘So you’re still refusing to leave?’ he asks.
‘Even after you’ve received your citation?’ the officer adds.
‘All right, then at this point I am going to place you into custody for trespassing,’ the officer says.
A second video posted on YouTube by Grace’s father Andy shows his daughter being led to the Albany County Detention Center, where the teenager peers over an officer’s shoulder at her filming father.
Watch the encounters below:
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