High school can be a tough time for everyone. Your body is changing. They adapt to new social situations. During a pandemic, you will be crammed in a hallway and you may get suspended for taking a picture of that hallway. Such was the case with Hannah Watters and another unnamed student who posted these photos on social media, which went viral quickly:
Watters and the other student were suspended for posting these photos (The suspensions have since been lifted after public outcry), but when, looking at the pictures, could you notice two things that are just as disturbing. 1
Otott admits that “the photo isn’t appearance good, “but what should he do?” Wearing a mask is a personal choice and there is no practical way to enforce a mandate to wear it, “he says. It’s a fair point. I mean, it’s not what schools have done. It was ever known that Students were suspended for violating a dress code, and they were definitely not known to violate personal freedoms in the name of study, such as suspending students for using their cell phones in hallways.
Oh but wait a minute However, that is exactly what happened. Hmm. It feels like if we suspend people, all of this could be resolved by simply sending home students who refuse to wear masks in hallways and classrooms. Here’s a record from Hannah Watters, who recorded how many of her classmates went without masks.