Teachers who don't enforce mask mandates for students can be charged as criminals and face jail time plus huge fines. It's no wonder that parents are protesting. ? TN Editor
Some parents are suing Tri-County Health Department over its mask mandate. At issue is whether teachers and administrators can be arrested, charged and prosecuted, not only if they don't wear masks themselves in school, but if their students don't wear masks.
The superintendent of Littleton Public Schools told the school board last week they could be held criminally liable for not enforcing the mask mandate.
Tri-County Health says if educators don't enforce the mandate, it's a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and $5,000 fine.