Troy Pierini, an Orange County high school sophomore, was shut out of his classroom, had the police called on him, received a trespassing citation, and was eventually suspended, all because he refused to wear a mask.
Pierini, 16, claims to have a learning disability, and the cloth covering his and his teacher’s mouths just makes matters worse. He stated that his pals share his sentiments.
He told The Epoch Times, “It’s difficult to hear the teacher when they’re speaking.” “It’s difficult to concentrate in class, and youngsters with glasses get their glasses fogged up, making it difficult for them to read the board.” It has an impact on a wide range of people, not just me.”
According to attorney Ryan Heath, who has been retained by Pierini’s family and is the founder of the Gavel Project, a nonprofit civil rights firm, the latest action in Pierini’s saga—a three-day suspension by officials at Tesoro High School in Los Flores, which is in southern Orange County—is unlawful.
Heath told The Epoch Times, “The school has no legal jurisdiction to suspend him.” “Troy has a legal right to attend school.” He’s exercising his right to free speech.”
The Capistrano Unified School District, which governs Pierini’s school, said they could not comment on his case, yet affirmed that a student showing up to school after being suspended is considered trespassing.
“We take a layered approach to working with students and their families in an effort to accommodate our students,” Ryan Burris, a spokesperson for the district, told The Epoch Times in an email. “However, a student may be suspended if he or she defies administration and disrupts student instruction.” If this happens, the student will be barred from entering the school. They would be considered trespassing if they did so.”
The district “fully respects” the right to free speech and the diversity of viewpoints, according to Burris, but the fight has no place on school grounds.
“Our school locations do not make the rules,” he explained, “but they must follow them.” “We continue to invite all families to express their thoughts with the governor and the California Department of Public Health because these rules were imposed by the state.”
Despite Pierini’s constitutional rights—he is out of school until February 22—some claim his mental health is in jeopardy.
As the Omicron variation has faded and experts have spoken out more and more on the likely medical, emotional, and psychological effects of the last two years, issues of students opposing COVID-19 mask demands across the country have grown increasingly prominent in recent weeks.
“There is substantial evidence that child masking causes tremendous harm,” said Dr. Mark McDonald, a child psychiatrist in Los Angeles and author of United States of Fear, a book about the consequences of masking children that will be released in November 2021.
McDonald hasn’t treated Pierini, but he thinks that in his case—and in the cases of other youngsters who choose not to disguise up—emotional consequences may arise later.
“The students who want to stand up and not wear masks will face enormous pressure to conform until all youngsters quit wearing them,” McDonald told The Epoch Times. “They’ll feel excluded.” They will almost certainly be bullied. And if they don’t adhere to the group, they will undoubtedly be shunned.”
McDonald expressed concern about youngsters younger than Pierini.
A lack of being able to freely socialize and so much mask-wearing, McDonald added, has actually caused the IQ for infants born after the pandemic to plummet.
McDonald was referring to two recent Brown University studies: one revealing that babies born after the pandemic have a 22-point IQ drop, and the other revealing that nearly 25% of children aged birth to five have experienced an overall decline in brain function when pandemic years 2020 and 2021 are compared to 2019.
Children’s speech-language referrals have increased by as much as 300 percent, according to McDonald, since kids are having problems learning to speak because they can no longer see how teachers pronounce their words.
Finally, McDonald claims that some youngsters have developed a “pacifier-like addiction” with masks, and that they may continue to do so as a crutch even after the mandate is gone.
“For children with social phobias, masks are a means for them to avoid confronting the social obstacles they experience.” He described it as “essentially facilitating a modest type of mental disease and developmental delay.”
As long as the mask rule remains in place for California pupils through at least the end of February, some say there has been an unprecedented number of parents withdrawing their children out of public school and opting for other possibilities.
“I believe there will be a stampede to the exit doors,” Lance Izumi, Senior Director of the Center of Education at the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank that delivers policy research based on free-market principles, told The Epoch Times. “A lot of parents are simply tired of it.”
Parents are “already opting for homeschooling in droves right now,” according to Izumi, with the rate of homeschooling in California having more than doubled since the outbreak began.
“One of the things that irritates parents is that their elected politicians, as well as unelected officials like health directors, don’t appear to care about what they have to say,” Izumi added. “They appear to be completely uninterested in engaging in any type of productive conversation with parents about the costs and advantages of these measures.”
If a large number of pupils opt not to go to school and the districts lose enough cash as a result, Izumi believes a long-overdue conversation between worried parents and school officials will begin.
Parents, on the other hand, have organized protests and spoken out strongly at school board sessions.
Despite the fact that their efforts have so far been unsuccessful, Sharon McKeeman, the founder of “Let Them Breathe,” believes all is not lost.
“The most important thing that the parents rallying and speaking out has accomplished is helping to form this movement and help the community connect, and help … bring awareness,” McKeeman, told The Epoch Times.
The push-pull dynamic may have begun to shift now that more students, like Pierini, are taking up the cause.
“The state has put [schools] in a ‘Catch 22’,” McKeeman added. “The state has stated, ‘implement this unlawful mandate,’ but hasn’t provided [schools] with any legal means of doing so that doesn’t violate kids’ rights.”
“Students calmly sharing their smiles” on campus, she added, “will cause institutions to inform the state that they have been placed in an unsustainable situation and that the mandate needs to be lifted.”
The data has never indicated that children are at risk of infection or severe illness from COVID-19 throughout this entire plandemic. What we’re witnessing is the brainwashed left putting their loyalty to a tyrannical globalist agenda on display despite their lack of understanding of the implications. The data has shown however, that masking these children is extremely harmful psychologically. It’s very hard to watch these parents believe that they’re doing the right thing by sending their kids to school masked and incapable of learning social cues. To vaccinate these children is a whole other level of deranged, as the data has never suggested that these children require such inoculations. Yet as we already know, these parent are paying their dues to the tyrants in hope for protection and dependence. Stay inquisitive in the word of God, and the world around you.
According to a news release issued by the US Capitol Police on Friday, they are preparing for the arrival of American truckers and others in Washington, DC for a series of rallies against the government’s draconian Covid-19 regulations. “A series of truck convoys arrived in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union,” the US Capitol’s law enforcement said.
“Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union.As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity. The USCP is closely coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Park Police, the United States Secret Service and other allied agencies to include the DC National Guard.”
– The United States Capitol Police
The ‘American Truck Convoy,’ which is anticipated to take place soon, was largely inspired by continuing demonstrations in Canada, which have been praised by freedom-lovers all around the world. The idea of bringing similar protests and backups to the United States has acquired a lot of traction recently, leading the United States Capitol Police to intervene.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat in Washington, DC, had Police Chief Robert Contee weigh in on the proposed trucker convoy:
“We have to be prepared for the information that we know for all of our First Amendment demonstrations that happen here in the city,” Contee said.
He went on to say, “Obviously, we follow the trends around the country.” “When we observe patterns that may have an influence on us in Washington, D.C., we plan accordingly.” I want to make sure that we are prepared with the resources we have now for anything that may come to the District of Columbia.” Contee also reportedly said that lessons derived from riots at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, will be considered when addressing disturbances Stating “We’d be foolish not to.”
According to organizers, the American truckers’ demonstration, called “The People’s Convoy,” would leave Barstow on February 23 on Interstate 40 going east.
Truckers en route to the nation’s capital are calling for an end to the pandemic’s Emergency Powers Act and to “restore our nation’s constitution.”
According to Maureen Steele, the effort’s national organizer, the convoy is scheduled to start with 1,000 trucks and will grow as it travels east.
For security concerns, she noted, the group will not reveal the exact location in Barstow just yet.
“When it happened, the Canadian convoy was quite organic,” Steele added. “Ours had a month’s notice, so we’re worried about disruptive groups showing up. We’re attempting to simply plan for counter-protests and take appropriate safety precautions.”
“This is for our rights, as well as future generations’ freedom,” the convoy’s organizers posted on Facebook. “It’s not about political parties; it’s about a government that has forgotten its role and disregards the teachings of our founding fathers.”
The group contends that elected officials lack the jurisdiction to violate people of “basic rights” by enacting COVID-prevention measures such as mask use and vaccine mandates.
The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., stated it will deploy its civil disturbance teams from February 23 to March 1 in anticipation for probable trucker convoys, according to WUSA9.
The convoy of US truckers comes nearly three weeks after Canadian truckers began a protest against the federal government’s vaccine mandate for drivers crossing the US–Canadian border.
Protesters in Canada have pledged to remain in place until the limitations are lifted.
According to Dagny Pawlak, a spokeswoman for the protest, Tamara Lich, 47, one of the primary organizers for the Ottawa event, was arrested on Thursday night.
Chris Barber, another organizer, had been arrested by police just hours before.
On Thursday afternoon, Steve Bell, acting chief of the Ottawa Police Service, warned law enforcement would take “imminent” action to terminate the protests, which have largely gridlocked the capital.
“It’s time to leave,” Bell declared. “Your stay in our city is over, and you must depart.”
As expected, the left sought to throw a stick in the spokes of our narrative by relating these upcoming demonstrations to the events of Jan 6th. Despite the arrests in Canada, we can expect that freedom loving citizens will choose liberty over death. The protests will likely continue. However the upcoming protests in D.C are sure to be much more volatile if the federal government seeks to deal with demonstrators in the same manor that the Canadian government did. The American people will not tolerate sold out politicians pointing their crooked fingers at us patriots, claiming that we’re to blame for their woes. The virus is man made, as is the legislature; Freedom loving citizens across the globe have sat through this debacle long enough. The conflicts of interest have been clearly defined, and the marxist ideologies surfacing in America have been welcomed by the very same people with a tyrannical grip on society. Stay inquisitive in the word of God, and the world around you.