“Students at high schools across Washington State have walked out of class and they say they won’t return until mask mandates are llifted.
We’re done wearing masks,” students said as they walked out of class and into the parking lot at Washougal High School.
At Ridgefield High School parents and others cheered as students walked off campus.
“We’ve reached out to people like Jay Inslee and our state Superintendent (Chris) Reykdal. We haven’t heard anything back, and with us being kicked out, it’ll just give us even more motivation to send them more stuff,” student Drew Harteloo told the Columbian.
A handful of other students chimed in, echoing Harteloo’s thoughts.
“Masks suck,” one student said. “We just want our rights back to make our own choices,” said another.
Republican congressional candidate Joe Kent gladly endorsed the protests.
“I am proud to stand with the young leaders at Washougal high school showing us how to peacefully take a stand against the mindless tyranny of mask mandates” he wrote on Twitter.