Texas parent allegedly rips mask off teacher, school pleads for kindness – not ‘mask wars’

By: | August 19, 2021

A Texas parent had an altercation with a teacher and ripped off her face mask, according to an email a school district sent to parents and community members on Tuesday.

The incident occurred after several weeks of tension and debate in Austin’s Eanes Independent School District over mask rules and mandates.

“A parent physically assaulted a teacher by ripping a mask off her face, others yelling at a teacher to take off her mask because they could not understand what the teacher was saying while her face was covered,” Tom Leonard, the district superintendent, wrote in the email.

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