As if the government’s tyrannical overreaction to the coronavirus weren’t already bad enough, one private New York City school is taking their COVID mandates to a whole new level – this time, by threatening to kick students out of school for not wearing their mask properly.
According to a screen shot of an email posted on Twitter by Fox News columnist Karol Markowicz, officials at Horace Mann School, a private college prep school in the Bronx, informed students – and their parents – that any student who has to be told to wear their face mask correctly (meaning keeping it on over both their mouth) is now facing a two-day suspension without remote learning.
What’s more, the school – which reportedly costs upwards of $60,000 a year to attend – also suggested that repeat offenders might be booted from the school permanently.
“There will be no debating whether a prompt was once, twice, or thrice, if you need to be told to wear your mask appropriately, you spend two days at home, and if it occurs a second time you are telling me that HM is not the school for you,” read the email.
“At HM, mask noncompliance for students is intentional noncompliance,” school officials continued. “There are no students at HM approved not to wear a mask or struggling to understand or appreciate the need to consistently wear one's mask over their nose and mouth.”
The mask mandate applies to in-class attendance and after-school events.
The school also mandates that all students without a religious or medical exemption must be vaccinated.