A peaceful protest to show support of Coffee County Central High School student Nico Sanfilippo, is set for 8:30 a.m., Sept. 8, at the Coffee County Courthouse on the square in Manchester.
According to Heather Murchison, Nico’s mother, she filed a lawsuit against Director of Coffee County Schools Dr. Charles Lawson and the Coffee County Board of Education in August. The complaint alleges the mask mandate approved by the school board on Aug. 10 violates state law.
The event is slated for over 250 people to stand with Nico before the court date and after.
In a new twist to this story, the Coffee County School system announced last week will drop the hybrid system, changing attendance for all students to in person learning Mon-Thur. and distance learning on Fridays. Students will still be required to wear a mask.
Masks will only be recommended (not mandated) for Manchester City School students.
Photo: Stock file. Portions of this story from the Manchester Times