Texas Attorney General files lawsuit against schools for mask mandate

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 6:10 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A total of 15 Texas school districts have been sued in the past week for defying Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates but some are pushing back against the lawsuits.

One district said Wednesday that it doesn’t have such a mandate and isn’t sure why it’s being sued, while another said the lawsuit against it was filed in a cowardly manner.

The state’s Republican Attorney General, Ken Paxton, on Friday announced lawsuits against six school districts.

On Tuesday, he said nine more districts were sued.

At least eight counties and cities and 87 school districts or systems in Texas have imposed mask mandates to slow the spread of the surging coronavirus, which has overwhelmed many of the state’s hospitals.

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