The Mask Rebellion

A judge in the Granada law courts does not consider that the parents of a schoolgirl who refused to make her wear a mask had committed a criminal offence.

GRA School ClassroomThe parents on repeated occasions had refused to take the girl into school wearing a mask, claiming that the mask produced breathing problems for her.

This did not please the parents of the rest of the school children but instead caused concern amongst them.

Finally, this dispute ended up with the Public Prosecutor who prepared a case before the Minors Court.

The result was that the case was rejected because the attitude of the girl’s parents did not constitute “an abandonment of minors.” The judge considered the incident as an “administrative question.”

However, this does not mean that the Ministry of Education cannot insist on a criminal process rather than a civil one; i.e., it can appeal.

The dispute took place over several days at the end of September at a school in the provincial capital, requiring during one such incident the presence of the Policía Local after the parents produced a doctor’s note excusing the child from wearing a mask – she was allowed to join her class.

(News: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)

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