“Nobody locks my kid in a g*d d**m library! This is not a detention camp, it is an educational facility!”
Such were the cries from an outraged New York mother who claims her daughter was locked in a Manhasset Union Free School District library for not wearing a mask.
The exchange between the furious mother and a school administrator set off a Twitter tsunami when the Libs of TikTok account posted the now-viral video.
“What library was my kid in?” the mom demanded to know in the video clip. “Because nobody locks my kid in a f*****g library!”
A high school in NY reportedly locked students up in a library for not wearing a mask after courts ruled the mask mandate was unconstitutional pic.twitter.com/RM22KTVs4O
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) January 26, 2022
The disturbing accusation comes in the midst of a mask war between New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the courts.
The New York Supreme Court struck down Hochul’s statewide mask mandate, stating she lacked the authority to enact it and should have sought the state legislature’s approval.
With the matter far from settled, however, an appeals judge temporarily restored the state’s mandate until such time as Hochul’s office can appeal it.
With tensions high, the explosive TikTok video invited many to weigh in on the incident, which involved not just one child, but 20.
Nassau Police responded to #Manhasset High School this morning because about 20 students refused to wear masks, citing a court ruling that deemed it “unconstitutional.” Cops say kids were held in library but were allowed to leave school #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/eCIUXHWM06
— Pei-Sze Cheng (@PeiSzeCheng4NY) January 25, 2022
Some called the school’s actions tantamount to kidnapping.
How is that not kidnapping?
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) January 26, 2022
Others called for jailing the school officials involved.
Immediate jail for everyone at the school involved. False imprisonment.
— Jason Roberge (@JasonRobergeVA) January 26, 2022
While still others argued that, in light of the state Supreme Court ruling, the kids were doing nothing wrong.
God bless these kids! But how dare the school call the police — and how dare the cops even show up. All because the kids ARE ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THE LAW!!! INSANITY. https://t.co/CJGTzdesVc
— Cody Derespina (@CDerespina) January 25, 2022
In an era in which school children have been actively encouraged to walk out of classes in protest of various issues, police involvement seemed excessive to many. The hostile reaction stands in stark contrast to the praise students received for protesting, say, the death of George Floyd in 2020.
Increasingly, parents have become aware of disturbing disciplinary actions brought against their children over what many consider to be inappropriate, “woke” policies.
Last week, a Pennsylvania middle school teacher was called out for taping a mask to a student’s face.
In a statement to the press, the North Penn School District said: “After an immediate investigation, it was determined that, while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context.”
And in Florida last November, an 8-year-old second-grader was suspended nearly 40 times for refusing to put her mask on. According to a report from Fox 8, the girl missed so many days of school, she was at risk of flunking.
Meanwhile, the Manhasset school’s Twitter account was so swamped with angry comments, they first turned comments off on their tweets and, soon after, deleted their account.
Update: The school has now deleted their Twitter account pic.twitter.com/BC7zmRpR4c
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) January 27, 2022
Naturally, the move only served to fuel more comments and ridicule from those who see the school’s actions as indefensible.
People who are in the right don’t usually need to nuke their entire account.
— Thomas (@Moose3_16) January 27, 2022
— BethMetalDeath \v/ (@BethMetalUK) January 27, 2022
— MURPHY COMEDY ❤💎 EDM 😱🔥 (@JustenHealy) January 27, 2022
How pathetic, Democrats: https://t.co/YweR9KOoL5
— 🇺🇸Whiskopalian🇮🇪 (@Whiskopalian) January 27, 2022
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