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School mask debate

School mask requirements debated in South. Local protests in Tennessee and Georgia.

Where: Tennessee, Georgia

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In Tennessee, the Williamson County Board of Education approved a temporary mask requirement for students, staff, and visitors inside buildings and on buses starting August 12th.

A group of people against the mask requirement gathered outside and heckled people as they left the session. A Williamson County Sheriff’s office official requested the crowd to be peaceful.

Thursday, confrontation and shouting were seen as parents protested over mask mandates at a school district office near Atlanta, GA.

Protests from parents came a day after the fifth graders at a Cobb County school were sent home for virtual learning due to increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases.

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