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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Parents protest student masking

Parents say they'll pull students if masks required


Last updated 8/17/2021 at 7:09am

Roger Harnack

More than 450 parents turned out to Liberty High School in Spangle to protest student mask requirements.

SPANGLE - More than 450 people stood on the Liberty High School baseball field Thursday evening, Aug. 12, singing the National Anthem.

A World War II-era P-51 fighter flew overhead, piloted by Jared Segebartt of Moscow, Idaho, as the "Stars and Stripes" waved in the wind.

Some in the crowd waved American flags; others hoisted signs demanding the governor rescind his edict requiring public school students to be masked when classes resume in the coming weeks.

On the dais, 9th Legislative District Republican lawmakers Sen. Mark Schoessler of Ritzville, Reps. Joe Schmick of Colfax and Mary Dye...

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