An Oklahoma school board member is going viral after they claimed that students can “commit murder” by not wearing masks to school in the fall.
The unhinged comments were made by Norman Public Schools board member Linda Sexton on Monday evening. Her comments were made after Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt prohibited school districts from requiring students to wear masks in the classroom.
“It’s just not OK for kids to commit murder by coming to school without a mask,” Sexton said according to Fox News.
“And when it comes down to it, it’s possible. They will cause a death of another child because they come to school without a mask. That’s not OK.”
“I would like to try to find a way to stand up as a district,” Sexton said, “and get our surrounding superintendents to stand up with us, and protect our little kids. It’s insane to send 5- and 6- and 7- and 8- – all the way up through 11-year-olds – that don’t have a choice about vaccine.”
The report alleges that “Sexton called on her district and others to stand up against Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is reportedly refusing to allow mask mandates for schoolchildren. In May, he passed a law prohibiting school districts from imposing mandates unless the governor has at least declared a state of emergency that’s in effect for their area.”
Last month, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt prohibited forced mask wearing in the classroom but told parents their children can still wear masks if they choose to.
“This is about personal responsibility, this is about freedoms,” he said.
“Nothing in the legislation last year prevents a parent from sending their child to school with a mask on, or prevents anyone from having their child under 12 get vaccinated. The difference is we’re not going to mandate that somebody else has to send their 4-year-old to school with a mask.”