7-Year-old Fiona Lashells has been suspended 36 times this year for resisting Palm Beach County schools mask mandates and may have to repeat the second grade.
The 7-year-old second-grader seems to have more gumption than most adults that I know. She has taken a stand against her school district’s unconstitutional mask mandates in defiance of Governor Ron Desantis’s orders.
“Fiona has changed her priorities a bit and is on a mission to take back, not only her rights but every American child’s constitutional rights from the tyrant school board being operated by a financial expert who has no knowledge of how to safely and effectively run the 10th largest school district in America,” her mom Bailey Lashells told the Tampa Free Press reported.
Fiona received her first punishment on August 31 when she started to refuse to wear a mask at school. She was forced to eat a silent lunch, alone, in an office hallway. Since then the young girl has been suspended 36 times and received multiple in-school punishments.
Lashells says her daughter, “has been steadfast in her unwavering decision to not back down to tyranny and lunacy vowing to do everything she can for every child going thru these lawless mandates.”
“Fiona is a strong-minded and fearless young girl who was ready to conquer the world at 7. Unfortunately, the blows just seem to not stop as she was recently told after completing every assignment her teacher will provide that she is not only failing 2nd grade but that there is no way she could catch up, per her teacher,” said Lashells.
The School of Palm Beach County’s universal mask mandate for students will finally offer parents an opt-out option on Monday after a judge declared that the DeSantis administration was within its authority to impose a ban on mask mandates.
Fiona has a big supporter in her corner, besides her parents. Governor Ron DeSantis appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday with the young girl.
“I’m not wearing a mask because you touch it, and you have germs on your hands, and then you put it on your face and then you breathe in all the germs,” Fiona said.
“Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy asked Fiona how she felt about the possibility of having to repeat the second grade.
“Well, I don’t feel good about that, and I don’t want to take the grade over again because I’ve also been doing most of the work at home,” Fiona told Doocy.
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