BEDFORD, NH (CBS) – Parents in two New Hampshire school districts are suing over mask warrants.
Almost identical lawsuits were filed against the Bedford School District and the Hollis-Brookline School District.
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The two claim masks have no impact on the spread of COVID-19 and that children are not affected by the disease.
In both districts, masks are mandatory in schools, on the bus and during extracurricular activities.
The lawsuits, brought by attorney Robert Fojo, also claim that New Hampshire law prohibits schools from requiring restraints on children that restrict their breathing.
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“In addition, each lawsuit alleges that wearing a mask has also caused the children of the plaintiffs, at times, to develop acne and rashes on their faces in the area where the masks are worn,” Fojo wrote. in a blog post on prosecution. “These problems caused them to be afraid, to suffer from anxiety and to experience headaches. These issues, in turn, make it difficult and uncomfortable for them to participate meaningfully in face-to-face teaching. They can also cause many physiological and psychological effects, as well as long-term health consequences. “
The complaints are asking for an emergency order preventing each district from enforcing its mask requirement and would also prevent them from extending the requirement for the 2021-2022 school year.
Rojo wrote that measures were being taken “so that children can continue to attend school in person without having to wear a face mask”.
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The two school districts said they could not comment on the pending litigation.