3 Vancouver schools placed on lockdown after anti-mask protesters try to enter

Vancouver Public Schools officers confirmed on Friday that the Skyview High School, Alki Middle School and Chinook Elementary had been put in lockdown after anti-mask protesters tried to acquire entry to college grounds.

Pat Nuzzo, communications director for the district, known as the lockdown’s a “security precaution.”

“This is expounded to yesterday’s protest in opposition to Washington state’s requirement for employees and college students to put on masks or face coverings in schools and on buses,” Nuzzo wrote to OPB.

Patriot Prayer, a far-right group led by Southwest Washington’s Joey Gibson, and different far-right activists made posts on-line incorrectly claiming {that a} scholar on the college who didn’t need to put on a masks would face arrest in the event that they entered college grounds.

One video posted on-line claimed to present a bunch of individuals outdoors the college chanting “U-S-A.” Several folks within the crowd had been sporting black and yellow clothes usually worn by the Proud Boys, a violent group that always seems at far-right protests and threatens or assaults bystanders.

VPS college board president Kyle Sproul stated locking down the schools was the correct choice to guarantee scholar security.

“Regardless of 1’s stance on masks mandates, I feel most dad and mom in our group agree that protesting at our faculty campuses and disrupting the college day shouldn’t be in the most effective curiosity of scholars,” Sproul informed OPB.

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