Tennessee family sues school district to stop mask mandate

Tennessee family sues school district to stop mask mandate

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WSMV) - Nico Sanfilippo entered his freshman year at Raider Academy in Manchester wanting to keep his honor roll average and play football.

He just didn’t want to wear a mask doing it.

“He can’t concentrate and doesn’t like it,” said Heather Murchison, Sanfilippo’s mother.

So when Sanfilippo showed up for school, Murchison said he was placed in in-school suspension.

Murchison said she tried to get a doctor’s note, citing her son’s anxiety but said she spoke with six physicians who said they wouldn’t provide the note for political reasons.

Murchison then decided to sue.

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