A Wyoming high school was locked by police and administration for 90 minutes on Thursday. All because a 16-year-old wouldn’t wear a mask.
Laramie High School got into a standoff with Grace Smith, a 16-year-old junior, because she refused to wear her mask. As a result, the school locked down, called the police, and had Smith cuffed and arrested, Outkick reports.
The Laramie Police Department ticketed Smith for “trespassing.”
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Grace had returned to school on Thursday after serving a two-day suspension for not complying with Albany County School District’s mask mandate.
Smith said her attorney advised her to not voluntarily leave should the school kicked her out again for not wearing a mask.
“I just left [the first time],” Smith said. “Then, after talking with our attorney, we decided to push it, so on I didn’t (leave) and took the citation for $500 and then left.”
Still, Smith did not expect the school to create an episode by locking the entire school down for over an hour. Smith told KPVI-TV she questioned the lockdown because she wasn’t making a scene, didn’t yell, and didn’t make any threatening comments.