The organization is suing Gaylord Schools and the Department of Health over a mask warrant
On August 27, the Northwestern Michigan Department of Health ordered all schools in their jurisdiction to require masks for students and staff, regardless of their immunization status.
In response to the order, a group called “Let Them Breathe” filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order, which would prevent Gaylord Schools from enforcing the warrant.
This would include preventing the school from suspending students for non-compliance with wearing masks.
“Let Them Breathe” is made up of thousands of parents and is pushing for the right of parents to decide whether or not they want their students to wear masks at school.
According to the lawsuit, the Ministry of Health did not notify those affected, including students, in writing of the warrant. Therefore, any order would be invalid.
Although the school posted notices upon entry, the lawsuit claims that a school is not a person and that no students were notified.
In a statement to 9 & 10 news, the health department did not respond to the content of the lawsuit, but said, “We are asking our legal counsel to review the lawsuit and await this analysis.”
9 & 10 News has also contacted Gaylord Community Schools for a response to the lawsuit, but has not received a response.