Alleged Florida educators tied a mask on a 7-year-old non-verbal girl who suffers from Down Syndrome for weeks despite the danger that they put her in. Then one day as her father, Jeffrey Steele went to meet her as she got off the bus, he saw that his daughter Sophia had a mask on which was unusual. Because she never had it on when she got home. As he inspected her, Jeffrey found that the mask was fastened to her face and he got very angry.
She was frightened ad her mask was damp with saliva and her father’s blood began to boil.
“I was so angry, so I waited four days from Thursday 7th to Tuesday after Columbus Day because I really need to calm down. When this child got off the bus and had the mask it was tied around the back of her head underneath her ponytail and it was quite tight around her face.”
Her father had believed that his daughter was exempt from the mask mandate because of her severe disability, but the mask Nazis do not recognize common sense. Sophie has an enlarged tongue and has to breathe primarily through her mouth, so the mask is tied on her, places her life in danger, especially since she cannot speak.
“Medically, she could aspirate. She could asphyxiate all sorts of medical things that could happen and because of her breathing because of her enlarged tongue could cause seizures.”
State Representative Randy Fine (R) blasted educators and the school board for forcibly masking the girl with Down syndrome.
Fine said Steele went to the school for answers about his daughter having a mask tied to her head.
“And he found out that they didn’t do it that day, they had tied this mask around her face every single day for the previous six weeks that she was in school,” Fine said. “They just forgot to take it off that day before they sent her home.”
Fine said the teacher and the principal told Sofia’s parents that they were instructed to have all students wear face masks by the school board.
“There’s a special place in hell for the three people who did this to this girl,” Fine said during a meeting last week. “This girl experienced real child abuse at the hands of the Brevard County School Board, and I will tell you this: this Session, there’s going to be hell to pay for the people who did that.”