KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has officially filed an appeal in the ongoing case demanding Knox County schools apply a mask warrant for students and staff.
The appeal specifically refers to the court order prohibiting the school district and the governor from enforcing Executive Order 84, the order allowing parents in Tennessee to remove their children from school mask warrants.
The call comes shortly after Governor Lee took to Twitter to say he planned to fight the cover-up order. Gov. Lee has repeatedly said he believes a parent should have the final say over their child’s health, an idea that the plaintiffs, some Knox County families with immunosuppressed students, have argued against in the case.
According to court documents obtained by WVLT News, plaintiffs’ legal representatives have claimed that allowing parents to remove children from mask warrants allows them to affect the health of others, as allowing a child to go attending school without a mask increased the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others.
In the most recent case, Governor Lee argued that the court did not have the legal capacity to prevent the execution of the executive order.
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