Teachers TAPING masks to kids faces in Colorado 

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Teachers in a school district in Colorado are allegedly taping face masks to kids’ faces.

An investigation is underway after a sixth-grader from Chinook Trail Middle School sent a selfie to her mother with her mask taped to her face using blue painter’s tape. 

Stephanie Butler, the young girl’s mother, told Fox21 she posted the photo on Friday to make other parents aware of the strict mask policy and to see if other students were ‘being taped’. The disturbing photo has since made its rounds on social media.

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‘It’s a type of restraint to me,’ Butler told the news station. She said that her daughter explained that her teacher gave her one warning to keep the mask over her nose or she would have to tape it to keep it up. 

Teachers at Chinook Trail Middle School in Colorado are allegedly taping face masks to kids’ faces in an effort to keep them from falling down. An investigation is underway after a sixth-grader texted her mom a selfie with her mask taped to her face using blue painter’s tape (above)

After being sent the selfie, worried mother Stephanie Butler then questioned her daughter, asking why she had the tape over her face

The sixth-grader told her mom that the harsh mandate went into effect weeks ago and teachers have been enforcing it

The worried mother Stephanie Butler then questioned her daughter, asking why she had the tape over her face. The sixth-grader told her mom that the harsh mandate went into effect weeks ago and teachers have been enforcing it. ‘It’s a new thing, if we can’t keep our mask on our nose, we get taped,’ she said

'It's a new thing, if we can't keep our mask on our nose, we get taped,' the young girl said

‘It’s a new thing, if we can’t keep our mask on our nose, we get taped,’ the young girl said 

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Stephanie Butler (pictured) told Fox21 that the mask taping 'is a type of restraint to me' and that she's concerned as to what the mandate is doing to her young daughter's self esteem. 'Your face is you, that is how people know you, they are just doubling down on hiding you and not letting you breathe and it just it’s conformity to the extreme,' she said

Stephanie Butler (pictured) told Fox21 that the mask taping ‘is a type of restraint to me’ and that she’s concerned as to what the mandate is doing to her young daughter’s self esteem. ‘Your face is you, that is how people know you, they are just doubling down on hiding you and not letting you breathe and it just it’s conformity to the extreme,’ she said

The worried mother then questioned her daughter, asking why she had the tape over her face.

The sixth-grader told her mom that the harsh mandate went into effect weeks ago and teachers have been enforcing it. ‘It’s a new thing, if we can’t keep our mask on our nose, we get taped,’ she wrote in a text message. 

Tori Skeldum (pictured), the mother of another Chinook Trail Middle School student, said that her 11-year-old daughter told her that teachers are wearing rolls of tape around their wrists

Tori Skeldum (pictured), the mother of another Chinook Trail Middle School student, said that her 11-year-old daughter told her that teachers are wearing rolls of tape around their wrists

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Tori Skeldum, the mother of another Chinook Trail Middle School student, told DailyMail.com that her 11-year-old daughter is in the same ‘pod’ as Butler’s child.

‘It’s very sad our kids are going through this,’ she said, adding that she’s ‘debating on pulling my daughter from the school’.

‘She said they get two warnings to put a mask over their nose and then, if they have to tell them again, is when they get it taped,’ the mother added.

‘So it is a type of punishment for the mask falling down.’ 

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Skeldum also said that her daughter told her the teachers at the school are wearing rolls of the tape around their wrists like bracelets in what appears to be a type of scare tactic to make the students keep the masks up and over their noses.

Meanwhile, Butler’s concerned as to what the mandate is doing to her young daughter’s self esteem. ‘With mask mandates and everything she’s become she likes them because they hide her face cause of acne or whatnot, what really made me sad was that she didn’t see what was wrong,’ the mother told Fox21.

She added: ‘It’s developing some sort of mentality in our children where that kind of restraint over your face.

‘Your face is you, that is how people know you, they are just doubling down on hiding you and not letting you breathe and it just it’s conformity to the extreme.’

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Darcy Schoening – a Monument, Colorado, representative – also saw the photo as it circulated Facebook. 

She promptly reposted it, captioned: ‘Good morning to everyone except the teachers at Chinook Middle, Colorado D20, who have so much personal anxiety about Rona particles leaking out from under pieces of cloth that they tape kids’ masks to their faces to appease their own anxieties. May these teachers seek the mental health treatment they truly need today. Child abuse.’

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Monument, Colorado, representative Darcy Schoening saw the photo as it circulated Facebook and promptly reposted it. A slew of enraged commenters said the picture warrants a lawsuit (above)

Monument, Colorado, representative Darcy Schoening saw the photo as it circulated Facebook and promptly reposted it. A slew of enraged commenters said the picture warrants a lawsuit (above)

Schoening wrote a letter (pictured) to the school's superintendent, Thomas Gregory, after he enacted the initial mask mandate 'demanding that this mask mandate be opened up for public discussion with parents'

Schoening wrote a letter (pictured) to the school’s superintendent, Thomas Gregory, after he enacted the initial mask mandate ‘demanding that this mask mandate be opened up for public discussion with parents’

Enraged parents and Colorado residents alike took to the comments to express their opinions on the photo. ‘That’s bulls***’ one user said while others called for a ‘lawsuit’ and ‘assault charges’.

‘I would be in jail if anyone did that to one of my children!’ a parent wrote. ‘They need to breath. Sue the s*** out of them,’ another said.

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Schoening told DailyMail.com that she is a ‘monument city council woman (who) has 530 kid residents who attend (the school)’. She said she looks out for them by pressuring the district ‘to open up discussions about the mask mandate, which they did not’.

‘Instead, they taped kids’ faces with masks and blue paint tape,’ she added. Now, she’s ‘calling for the resignation of the superintendent and teachers involved’. 

‘I stand by the fact that this blatant overreach is devastating to our kids. I will continue to mobilize other parents until these tyrants are gone,’ she told DailyMail.com.

The middle school is one of 82 schools a part of Academy School District 20 (D20), which announced a district-wide mask mandate on September 27 because of the number of students having to quarantine after coming in contact with Covid-19. 

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Schoening wrote a letter to the school’s superintendent, Thomas Gregory, after he enacted the initial mask mandate ‘demanding that this mask mandate be opened up for public discussion with parents’.

‘It’s entirely unclear why D20…insists on making school an unnecessarily unpleasant experience for children and a place where families’ voices are ignored,’ the letter read.

It added: ‘You have overstepped your boundaries as Superintendent and failed to not only include the elected School Board in your overreaching decisions, but you have also failed to provide parents with the most basic right to have their voices heard.

‘We fully support parental rights to make healthcare decisions for their children.’ 

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Chinook Trail Middle School (pictured) is one of 82 schools a part of Academy School District 20 (D20), which announced a district-wide mask mandate on September 27

Chinook Trail Middle School (pictured) is one of 82 schools a part of Academy School District 20 (D20), which announced a district-wide mask mandate on September 27

The middle school's Chief of Communications Allison Cortez (pictured) said that 'there are so many versions of this story'. 'We need to actually talk with every single student and find out what really happened,' she added

The middle school’s Chief of Communications Allison Cortez (pictured) said that ‘there are so many versions of this story’. ‘We need to actually talk with every single student and find out what really happened,’ she added

According to Fox21 after the district caught wind of the mask-taping, they sent out an email to parents on Monday, which read: ‘Currently, we do not have concrete findings. As we know more, we will keep our community apprized. 

‘We thank our community for their patience and support as we take the appropriate steps to address these serious allegations.’

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Meanwhile, the middle school’s Chief of Communications Allison Cortez told Fox21: ‘We’ve heard rumors that students did it on their own, we’ve heard rumors that teachers handed out the tape, we’ve heard rumors that teachers joked about it but the students got the tape.

‘There are so many versions of this story that is why we need to actually talk with every single student and find out what really happened.’

While the school or any other staff members have yet to make another comment on the ongoing investigation, the Chinook Trail Middle School principal reportedly has a meeting planned with Butler and her daughter to discuss the selfie.

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