An unending sea of email.
On Thursday afternoon we received a response from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) complying with our December 9th RSMo § 610 “Missouri Sunshine Law” request for the contents of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.
Subject: Springfield Public Schools
I’m sure you’re receiving tons of these. This was sent out in a text notification from school.
Yesterday, my daughter was sent home after spending 2 secs in the nurses office for “COVID” symptoms and was required to have a Covid test before returning to school even though ear ache is not a symptom of COVID. Her stuffy nose and headache might have but it turned out she didn’t have COVID or strep, and her symptoms were easily corrected with allergy medication immediately after coming home. I spent 2 hours waiting on the test to come back to be able to send my duaghter back to school. That same night, we got notification via texts that a student tested positive for Covid. I attempted to contact the principal to determine if my child was the student referenced in the text.
I’m suspicious as to whether or not they are reporting accurately and since your office has started forcing them to look at their COVID protocols, I have received more and more texts stating students are testing positive. Since Dec 3, supposedly 8 students tested positive. Before Dec 3, the last notification of positive was November 19th.
You’d think they’d be more happy that their daughter tested negative.
“…I’m suspicious as to whether or not they are reporting accurately and since your office has started forcing them to look at their COVID protocols, I have received more and more texts stating students are testing positive. Since Dec 3, supposedly 8 students tested positive. Before Dec 3, the last notification of positive was November 19th…”
Never learned that correlation is not causality.
Gee, did something like a holiday, where people gather together from all over, occur between November 19th and December 3rd?
Gee, were there no kids in school for part of the holiday period?
Subject: Violation of Mandate
I heard that Springfield Elementary is requiring masks. Bart is not wearing one but Lisa is and is telling al her classmates to obey the mandate. Please help!
Subject: Ladue school district mask mandates
My 3 year old is still required to wear a mask to school. We are in the ladue school district (St. Louis). So many parents are beyond frustrated with this. —
How many? Five, ten, one hundred?
Subject: Concert with masks required for students
This is the third email I’ve sent to you today (the last two were forwarded emails from [….] from Waynesville school district. My eldest daughter had a Christmas concert tonight and masks were required to be worn by the students although, the choir teacher(s) did not wear one. After the concert, my daughter was out of breath and her face was bright red. The choir does not normally practice with masks in school so my daughter was completely confused when she was told to wear one for the concert.
I currently have three kiddos in Waynesville schools, 8th, 7th and 5th grade. The two that are in middle school do not say anything about the masks because they fear reprimand. They FEAR standing up for themselves because they don’t want to get into any trouble. Mainly because we have taught them to obey the rules.
I’m going to attempt to attach a video and some photos. Please contact me if they do not go through. The video is just over 5 minutes long and my daughter is the second to the last student to go on stage. There are three photos, two of one teacher with different students and one of the other choir teacher at the piano who is not wearing a mask.
Recent scientific literature shows that singing and group singing is one of the most efficient means of spreading COVID. Incidently, piano playing isn’t particularly efficient at doing so.
“…The two that are in middle school do not say anything about the masks because they fear reprimand. They FEAR standing up for themselves because they don’t want to get into any trouble…”
It’s so sad when youngsters feel like they can’t put their graduate degrees in epidemiology to practical use.
“…Mainly because we have taught them to obey the rules…”
So, then, no problem?
Subject: Masked Middle School Student
Subject: Waynesville IV-D district intent to not comply
I am writing to you this evening regarding Waynesville IV-D email of intent saying they will not be complying with your order. I have attached the correspondence from the district that was sent today.
Our problem with the Waynesville district is that it heavily impacted, heavily influenced, and heavily funded by the DoD being the district that supports our youth of Fort Leonard Wood. We can not escape theses tyrannical mandates and rules from the DoD, the poor Fort Leonard Wood leadership, the base, and then FLW leadership pushes these onto our school board/school administrators.
It is the school itself sir laying the rules, not following them themselves, yelling and bullying our children when they don’t have their masks perfectly adhered to their faces ALL day and we have had it. It’s bad enough we have middle school teachers assaulting 7th grade boys and our local prosecutors not taking action, teachers adding in non-approved CRT lessons, bullying our children over masks, poor and inadequate food choices for children even with additional federal funding… we have to deal with CONSTANT quarantine this, mask taht, social distance this, ‘GET AWAY FROM YOUR FRIENDS’ in the hallways that.
I can speak for a large group of parents in the Waynesville school district when I say we have had it and need someone that is not on the ‘good ole boy’ team down here to remind them they are not above the law.
“…Our problem with the Waynesville district is that it heavily impacted, heavily influenced, and heavily funded by the DoD being the district that supports our youth of Fort Leonard Wood. We can not escape theses tyrannical mandates and rules from the DoD, the poor Fort Leonard Wood leadership, the base, and then FLW leadership pushes these onto our school board/school administrators…”
So much for “support our troops.”
Wow, the Waynseville school district must have quite an advanced academic program if they can offer curriculum from graduate level law schools. Impressive.
“…I can speak for a large group of parents in the Waynesville school district when I say we have had it and need someone that is not on the ‘good ole boy’ team down here to remind them they are not above the law…”
Then why are you writing to Eric Schmitt (r)?
Yes, since the AG seems to feel he is ‘qualified’ to make decisions on medical matters, I have multiple health questions I need answered, after all he seems to think he’s an expert.
1) I have started getting dizzy when I stand up, what should I do to prevent that?
2) I’ve noticed that since my last surgical procedure I have had some lingering pain and I’m unable to identify the source, it radiates from my LLQ, it’s throbbing, somewhat localized, and is concerning but more of a nuisance, what anti-inflammatory is best to reduce the pain?
3) It appears that my HTN is increasing with varying intenisty and frequency. I’ve attempted the usual statice treatments but the seem to be ineffective in the reduction of the diastolic numbers, what suggestions do you have? I’ve made multiple lifestyle changes already, I’ve cut Na, sucrose and fructose, I’m eating a plant based diet, I’ve increased physical activity to 10 min qID 7 days a week, yet it isn’t subsiding.
His expertise is greatly appreciated.
Subject: Parkway School District
FYI. Parkway School District is still requiring this ridiculous mandate. Please end this child abuse.
Subject: NKC schools and Kansas City non compliance
NKC school district is refusing to comply until January 1. They also stated kids will still be required to wear a mask on the bus because of the federal mask mandated. The Mayor Quinton Lucas is also saying we have to listen to/follow him and the council members recommendation on masks. It was recently ruled by a judge that Lucas and the council members violated the law when he tried to take 40 million in police funding and move it to other areas, yet he remains in office. They have also stated that all city employees will be forced to get the vaccine or have to pay for WEEKLY test out of employee’s paycheck. If the unvaccinated employees refuse to comply the will be punished/fired. Please help Kansas City.
So, what’s the punishment?
Subject: Concerned grandparent
Are you kidding me? The attorney general asking people to turn in school districts for trying to keep children safe. Just when I think you can’t sink any further you do. Why the war on children? I do not understand. It’s been proven masks work. How many children will get sick and die because of you?
Sigh. Just more of the same.
A simple request (December 9, 2021)
We get a response (December 14, 2021)
We’re still waiting… (December 31, 2021)
There’s much more to follow (January 6, 2022)