October 18, 2021

Wyoming High School Teen Arrested for Trespassing on School Grounds After Being Suspended for Not Complying With Mask Mandate

In Wyoming, a highschool pupil was allegedly arrested for trespassing on college grounds after being suspended for not carrying a masks.

A junior at Laramie High School, Gracie Smith was beforehand suspended, failing to conform together with her college’s masks mandate, which was put in place by the Albany County District final month. On Thursday, the coed was arrested after she got here on to highschool premises with out permission.

Video footage of her being faraway from the premises of the varsity reveals her being escorted by two officers. Smith mentioned the incident in a video interview that was posted on Fb. She was accompanied by Republican state Senator Anthony Bouchard and her father.

“It makes me feel angry, and it makes me feel so sad that I had to be the one to fight this,” stated Smith. Within the video, her father – Andy Smith – claimed that the varsity was going in opposition to his position as a guardian by suspending her.

“When asked if they’re arresting her for [not wearing] her mask, they’ll say, ‘No, we’re arresting her for her violation of failure to comply in accordance with their trespassing ordinance,’” he advised Bouchard within the video.

On high of being suspended for two days already, the varsity has added one other two days to her suspension interval for trespassing. As well as, she’s been fined hundreds of {dollars}, Yahoo! Information studies. “I would never choose to do anything wrong and I never saw myself sitting in the back of a cop car, handcuffed,” Smith added.

Smith says her actions have misplaced her buddies and the respect from a number of the college’s college.