“I find it very dizzying and it was definitely a kind of validation, but it was not the proof I necessarily wanted to see,” Amy Westmoreland told CNN on Monday.
When Paulding County School Board came up with provisions for reopening, masks were optional and Westmoreland decided she had to make a choice, she told CNN on Saturday.
“I love these kids, I love my job,”; she said, “but I love them enough to take a stand.”
The national reaction to the scene photography and criticism captured by Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will hopefully motivate decision-makers to adopt more security measures, Westmoreland said.
The aunt of the two students at the school who tested the school officials positively criticized for starting the lesson within the person very quickly and without sufficient measures.
“I think a lot of parents trusted the school system that they would have a plan in place, and obviously they did not,” Angie Franks told CNN on Monday.
Still, staff and students have been afraid to talk outside, Westmoreland said.
“There are consequences if they happen,” she said.
Watters believes the anger from the students comes from rumors that she is trying to get rid of their old year – with promises, graduation and other meaningful moments – but she never wanted it, she said. She just wants the school to be safer so she can stay open, she said.
Everyone needs to work together to stay safe and achieve the common goal of opening up support, Franks said.
“Just put on a mask, put on a mask and let ‘s work together and get rid of it,” she said. “We all want normalcy, and we will not get it unless we help ourselves.