Kenosha school board meeting ends early as parents crowd into venue to protest mask requirements

Kenosha school board meeting ends early as parents protest mask requirements
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A school board meeting in Kenosha Tuesday night ended in chaos over a requirement that children who are too young to be vaccinated wear masks in school.

Parents were shouting at board members as they walked into the room and the board president Yolanda Adams demanded they social distance.

Parents, crowded into the room with signs, responded by singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Adams then explained that a larger venue that allowed everyone to social distance was needed, saying, "I will adjourn the meeting and we will hold it on another date."

A father and daughter in the crowd spoke to CBS 58 Milwaukee.

"I'm very pro-choice for masks, my last school year was completely ruined by having to wear a mask, I felt like I was treated like a disease," Emma Meadows said.

Her father, Eric Meadows, added, "It was devastating to watch her lose her motivation or excitement for education.”

The Kenosha County Public Health Department earlier this month recommended masks for all students, teachers and staff, regardless of vaccination status.

Parents are organizing a recall campaign targeting some school board members.