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CORRECTION! First Lawsuit now Protest set over Students Mandated to Wear Masks in School

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 

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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