Group in Brookville School District protests mask order

Members of “No Masks for BASD” (Brookville Area School District) protested at Brookville’s Hickory Grove Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Some of the protesters are, from left, Judy Clercx, Tabitha Coyne, Jeffrey Sallo and Steve Wesson.

BROOKVILLE — About a dozen members of “No Masks for BASD” (Brookville Area School District) turned out Tuesday morning to protest state Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam’s order that mandates schoolchildren wear face masks.

“I do not believe this mandate was legal, protester Steve Wesson said as his group protested at Hickory Grove Elementary School. “The secretary of health is an appointed official. She cannot make law. The governor has basically circumvented the Legislature.

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