Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General, Jason Miyares, has joined a lawsuit filed by the parents of Loudoun County students against their disgraced public school system as the left-wing school board continues to defy Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order dissolving mask mandates and restoring medical freedom for schoolchildren and their parents.
Mask mandates enforced on children in Virginia’s K-12 schools were banned by executive action the day Governor Glenn Youngkin took office, after he’d made ending the mandates a day 1 priority, alongside signing a ban on critical race theory in those same schools. Under the order, no one is actually prevented from wearing a mask, but it merely allows families to “opt-out” of forcing their kids to wear one all day at school.
Several left-wing school districts, mostly confined to Northern Virginia D.C. suburbs, have refused to abide by the order, and have claimed that a Governor allowing kids to show their faces in school violates Virginia’s constitution.
Lawsuits have been filed on both sides of the issue, including from Virginia’s pro-mask and vaccine mandate teacher’s union, as well as from parents who have refused to back down and submit their children to medical tyranny.
“The Governor, Attorney General, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction filed a motion today to join Loudoun County parents in a pending lawsuit against their school board,” a release from Attorney General Miyares’ office read in announcing the state’s decision to back parents.
“The Loudoun parents are suing their school board for ignoring the Governor’s executive order two and preventing an ‘opt out’ option for mask mandates,” the release continued, with Miyares going on to briefly hail the efficacy of COVID vaccines, though he has opposed efforts to mandate them and recently issued a legal opinion bringing collegiate vaccine mandates to a grinding halt in Virginia.
“After nearly two years in this pandemic, we have better risk mitigation strategies and vaccines, and we know much more about the efficacy of requiring children to wear masks all day,” Miyares’ statement reads.
“Parents know what is best for their children and should be able to decide if their children wear a mask for eight hours a day. For this reason, the Attorney General, Governor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction are seeking a motion for temporary injunction and a motion for temporary restraining order,” Miyares’ release says, before including a brief statement from the AG saying he has “complete faith” that the courts will side with families, not authoritarian school boards.
Joining parents to battle Loudoun County’s disgraced school system over their mask mandate doesn’t mark the first action Virginia’s new Republican government has taken against the district, known for critical race theory, COVID oppression, and transgender bathroom rape.
National File reported that Governor Glenn Youngkin recently ordered an investigation into Loudoun County public schools over their cover-ups of transgender bathroom child rapes shortly after taking office. The investigations will be led by Attorney General Miyares.