Loudoun County father urges district to comply with Youngkin’s mask policy: We want ‘optionality’


A Loudoun County parent and son are speaking out after the school board received affidavits regarding their mask mandate, as the national push to roll back COVID-related policies in the classroom continues.

Brandon Michon, who is also running for Congress to represent the Commonwealth, and his son Duke joined ‘America’s Newsroom’ on Wednesday to discuss the showdown with the board and the broader debate surrounding masking children in the hall. class.

“It’s a movement of parents,” Michon told co-hosts Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer. “It’s a citizens’ movement, and it’s a taxpayers’ movement, that we’re sick of our elected officials viewing young people as second-class citizens.”

“All we’re asking for is the ability as parents to choose what’s best for our families,” he continued. “And we think we’re going to do that, and we’re going to continue that movement.”

Duke, an elementary school student, weighed in on the debate, sharing his thoughts on COVID-related politics and having to wear a mask in his classroom.

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VA Governor Glenn Youngkin speaks to members of the media following a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at the Virginia Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va., U.S., Saturday, January 15, 2022. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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“It hasn’t been very fun,” he said. “I was just pulled out of school and didn’t know what was going on, then we had to do it online, and it’s really annoying.”

LOUDOUN COUNTY PARENTS AND CHILDREN SIGN AFFIDAVITS TO SCHOOL BOARD CALLING THEM TO END MASK’S TERM

Loudoun County parents and students on Tuesday served the school board with affidavits for refusing to comply with Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order, which made masks optional in the classroom.

Governor Youngkin signed the order on his first day in office last month, but Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler released a letter shortly after urging school staff and students to continue wearing a mask.

Another Loudoun County parent, Clint Thomas, joined “Fox & Friends First” earlier Wednesday to discuss the debate after his daughters were suspended for refusing to wear a mask.

“The costs outweigh any potential benefit,” Thomas told co-host Todd Piro. “And I wish they would follow the science. I wish they would follow the law. That’s all we’re asking, asking for parental choice in Virginia.”

Michon echoed that sentiment during his interview, saying “enough is enough.”

“We have to move on,” Michon said. “As a country, we have to be rational. If you want to wear a mask, that’s your option. If I don’t, that’s my option.”

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“We all have free will, and we need to come together as neighbors, as communities and come out of this pandemic,” he concluded.


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