Louisiana’s top school board ended debating whether to challenge Government Bell Edwards’ mask mandate for schools when a mob of angry parents filled the auditorium and refused to cover their faces.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education warned hundreds of people gathered Wednesday that they must wear masks in compliance with Edwards’ order, which covers state buildings. But the audience chanted “No more masks.”
In response, the board voted 8-2 to adjourn the hearing. The crowd shouted for the board members to remember.
A Democratic Edwards executive order has sparked controversy in some school districts.