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Four more parents sue Charleston Co., schools over mask mandates

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:13 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Four more Charleston County School District parents have decided to sue over mask mandates.

Last Friday, four new parents joined a previous lawsuit of Charleston County, the city of Charleston, the county school district.

The previous lawsuit was filed Sept. 17 after a group of parents and a teacher cited grievances with the county, city, school district, and a Montessori school.

The lawsuit alleges that the mandate violates a proviso in the state budget and violates state law by not allowing every child to get an education.

The new parents joining the lawsuit include Andrew and Jena Lingle, parents of a West Ashley High School student and an Ashley River Creative Arts student. Additionally, Jean Arthurs who has a student at Camp Road Middle School, and Cario Middle School parent, Miguel Figueroa, are joining the suit.

Parents have filed an order to temporarily block the mandate, but a judge has not ruled on that yet.

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