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Washington HS Refuses to Honor Teen’s Mask Exemption, Locks Her Out of Building

This is medical tyranny

VANCOUVER, WA – A Washington high school has disallowed a student to attend school so far this year due to mask mandates, from which the student has a valid exemption.

Melanie Gabriel is a 13-year-old freshman at Skyview High School in Vancouver. School for them started on August 31 and, like most other schools in the state, they required students to mask up for attendance.

That is, of course, unless they have a medical exemption for said masks, like Melanie did.

Melanie and her mother, Megan, established a 504 accommodation plan (a code from the Americans with Disabilities Act) to ensure Melanie’s exemption was obtained legally and correctly. The ADA website reads: “Section 504 states that ‘no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under’ any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Executive agency…” The section defines “executive agency” to include public schools.

When Melanie attempted to go to her class on the first day of school, she was ordered to put her mask on. Melanie explained her exemption, and the school responded poorly by continuing to demand she wear a mask, singling her out in front of her peers and triggering her anxiety. They denied her entry into the school and had her mom pick her up.

On the second day of school, Melanie was taken to a small office, where she was “questioned,” as she described it, for over an hour. During this time she was belittled about her medical status and ordered to wear her mask. When she attempted to leave, the principal, Andy Meyer, blocked the door and refused to let her.

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Meyer left the room and locked her inside, alone, for another hour.

Megan again had to pick her up from school early after Melanie was disallowed to participate in her classes.

On the third day of school, Melanie was locked outside the building for about an hour, at which point a student finally let her in. She attempted to go to her class, but Principal Meyer, a counselor, and another faculty member formed a human chain, blocking her into a corner and preventing her from moving.

Melanie stands by while Megan pleads with security to allow her daughter to attend her classes.

“They would not let me go,” Melanie told me. “They said, ‘Put the mask on or you can’t go anywhere!'”

Melanie was held against her will, prevented from moving freely in the hallway. In the State of Washington, that’s called Unlawful Imprisonment, and it’s a felony.

Melanie stayed blocked in the hallway by the barricade of the mask enforcers until Meyer said her mom was outside. She walked out of the school, at which point the staff followed her to shut and lock the door, keeping her, a 13-year-old child, out of the school with no supervision (arguably falling under the RCW of Criminal Mistreatment in the Fourth Degree), since her mom was definitely not outside and had been trespassed from school property for unknown reasons (more on that below).

On the fourth day of school, a crowd of friends and family showed up to the school to protest their mistreatment of Melanie and to advocate for the school to allow her inside. Melanie and Megan stayed on the sidewalk all day, and the school did not let her inside.

There were other kids at the school with exemptions without masks on, as was observed by many people at the school. So why was Melanie singled out? Why was she harassed, assaulted, held against her will, and then left outside, alone, during the school day, after the school had knowingly sent her mother away?

The question, of course is rhetorical: Melanie was singled out was because of her activism. She’s staunchly against students being forced to wear masks, and she’s spoken about that several times publicly. This is her punishment for having beliefs that go against some of the teachers’ and school staff.

Megan was trespassed from the school after the first day where she stayed on the campus to make sure Melanie was ok. Principle Meyer came out several times during the day to update her on what was happening with Melanie and never indicated there was a problem with Megan being on campus. The following day, he walked out and handed her a trespass notice that stated she was permanently no longer allowed to be on campus. The reasoning, the notice said, was “for disruptive and uncivil conduct on September 1.”

What, exactly, this conduct was, however, Meyer couldn’t tell Megan when she asked.

Vancouver Public Schools proceeded to send a letter out to parents saying they had to call “additional security” because of the situation. They also lied to parents in that letter, saying “local school districts do not have the authority to make exceptions to this state mandate.” According to RCW 28A.150.230, “Each common school district board of directors be held accountable for the proper operation of their district to the local community and its electorate.”

Even if the district’s statement were true, the mandate does not apply to someone with an exemption.

This situation is not about the mask mandates overall, this is about one specific student having a very real disability, although it’s not one you can see on the outside.

The school’s treatment of Melanie Gabriel is a blatant violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, say nothing of the criminal acts committed against her.

Melanie is being denied the benefits of her local public school, to which her mom funds with tax monies, because of her medical inability to wear a mask.

Megan has asked that people band together to write letters to the principle, the school board, the superintendent of the district, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, demanding investigation into the incidents and allowing her daughter to return to school while honoring her exemption.

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This piece was written by Leah Anaya on September 3, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.

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Red Patriot
Red Patriot
1 month ago

What do you think the rest of the students would demand if they saw her without a mask? FREEDOM

Last edited 1 month ago by Red Patriot
Salvatore
Salvatore
1 month ago
Reply to  Red Patriot

There were other students in the school that didn’t need to wear masks. You must have missed that! And the part where it said they did it because she was an activist! The whole school should stay out in protest but they are surely going to get sued!

Mad Dad
Mad Dad
1 month ago
Reply to  Salvatore

Arrest, fine, and imprison these lawless scum.
Either we have laws or we are illegit nation.
If I was father, I’d have to beat him myself. F with my daughter and I will F with you. Its a very old law of nature.

FVS
FVS
1 month ago

Massive law suit to start with.
Principal should be arrested for kidnapping. These fascist are criminally stupid.

letmepicyou
letmepicyou
1 month ago
Reply to  FVS

Principal should be EXTERMINATED for kidnapping. You don’t ARREST someone for kidnapping. You KILL THEM LAWFULLY.

Hormel Chavez
Hormel Chavez
1 month ago

Sue everyone involved. Every single person.

This is the way…

Susan
Susan
1 month ago
Reply to  Hormel Chavez

Yeah, if she doesn’t, she is basically allowing them to do this to her daughter and others without recourse. Where are the lawyers in this…ACLU even or ADA?

letmepicyou
letmepicyou
1 month ago
Reply to  Hormel Chavez

Only death can stop tyrants.
Certainly not the tyrant’s own courts.

letmepicyou
letmepicyou
1 month ago

If you kill the unlawful principal, you will know freedom.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Vancouver WA is just across the Columbia River from Portland OR.
Nuff said.

Salvatore
Salvatore
1 month ago

This is one of the rare times in my life that I wished I was a lawyer! Meyer and his other two cohorts should be arrested for what they did to this 13 year old! I lost count of all the illegal things they did to this young girl! And I see that the school is going to pay dearly for their criminal acts!!

Salvatore
Salvatore
1 month ago

Why do I have to continue to check the box that I am not a robot? And also pointing out things in the square boxes to verify! You have my name and my e mail address!

sktuc
sktuc
1 month ago

I was at Costco today and saw Mask Display. I told my wife to read the Disclaimer on the box. It said, NOT FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES. WILL NOT STOP THE SPREAD OF VIRUSES. WILL NOT STOP THE INHALATION OF AIRBORNE VIRUSES. She was shocked that the Manufacture actually says, MASKS DON’T WORK.

James E Embry
James E Embry
1 month ago

I think Megan needs personal security, some buff 6-foot-6 guy with lots of muscles, because her personal safety is in danger, especially in school. Let him do the talking to any wokie thug who tries to keep her out of class!