John Provenzano, an insightful and adorable fourth-grader at a school in Florida, made a presentation to the school board where he asked them to eliminate the mandatory use of facemasks, arguing that he misses seeing people’s faces and is afraid that everything will never go back to normal again.
The Post Millennial published John’s school presentation.
A 10-year-old slams his school's mask mandate: "All this seems unfair, and it doesn't make sense." pic.twitter.com/NtoMDyYBVM
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“I just turned 10-years-old and I am a fourth grader at Felix A. Williams. I was expecting school to be a little bit different, in the beginning, but I didn’t think it would stay this way all year long,” the boy says, referring to how different it feels to be in school with the masks and the inability to play freely.
“And I was surprised by the rules. A lot of them didn’t make any sense to me, like the fact that we were not allowed to play on the playground or have students council or turn to face each other at lunch. And we also have to wear masks outside at PE and on track,” John complained.
The boy recounts that during class, a teacher stops by checking to make sure everyone has their mask on properly, and to anyone who doesn’t, he writes it down in a notebook which John says makes him feel afraid.
“This happens a lot. And it seems unfair that teachers take their masks off while they yell at us kids that we need to pull ours up. I asked my mom if there was a word for this, and she said there is: hypocrisy,” the boy fired back at the teachers.
At this point, the audience of parents exploded in emotional applause for young John’s apt description of the situation.
“I miss seeing people’s faces, I miss the way things used to be, I am scared we never go back to normal. Breathing really doesn’t seem like something we should have to ask any other people for permission for,” John said and ended by making a request.
“Please make masks optional today, it would be so awesome to end the school year on a really happy note like that.”
Tucker Carlson interviews John
The 10-year-old was interviewed by renowned Fox News reporter Tucker Carlson, who asked him several questions to illustrate what it was like to be in school all day with a facemask and why he feels the rule this one doesn’t go.
Tucker Carlson speaks to the 10-year-old student who confronted school board over mask mandate. pic.twitter.com/ISFvb8Me5E
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“Well, when I have to wear it at school, it almost builds up stress in me. I don’t recognize anybody. We’re stuck in a classroom while wearing a mask for seven hours a day so she’s [the professor] never actually seen me or any of my classmates’ faces before.”
After Tucker asked the student why he thinks teachers make them wear masks, Provenzano said, “Probably to allegedly keep us safe but I just don’t see any science behind it.”
Tucker couldn’t help but smile, amazed by John’s intelligence, and congratulated the boy, “You’re a skeptical young citizen and I hope there are millions more like you.”
Indeed, recent studies by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that masks actually do little to protect people from the possible spread of the airborne CCP virus.
According to data from Stanford University, the virus is 1,000 times smaller than the fabric of the masks, so the protection it provides is almost nil.
However, even so, many states force people and children in schools to wear masks.