Wyoming teenager arrested after refusing to wear mask on school grounds, family says

A 16-year-old girl in Wyoming was arrested Thursday at her school after she refused to wear a mask on school grounds, she and her father said.

Grace Smith, a junior at Laramie High School, told state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, in an interview posted online, that police placed her in handcuffs for trespassing after she was suspended for not following the school’s mask mandate and refused to leave school grounds. 

Smith recorded video of getting handcuffed, which her father, Andy Smith, shared on social media. The video shows the interactions between Smith and police officers were polite. 

"When asked if they’re arresting her for [not wearing] her mask, they’ll say, ‘No, we're arresting her for her violation of failure to comply in accordance with their trespassing ordinance," Andy Smith told Bouchard.
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