BY LEN WELLS

Carmi-White County School Board President Pete Fulkerson has issued a response to critics of the district’s decision to follow the Governor’s Executive Order that mandates students, teachers and staff members to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status.  

During a specially called meeting and the board’s regularly scheduled August meeting, anti-mask parents and a scattering of district teachers, called on the board to ignore the Governor’s Executive Order and make mask wearing optional. Some of those comments became heated, resulting in one individual being escorted out of the meeting by police. 

The anti-mask issue has recently taken on an uglier tone with some board members and their families receiving threats. In one instance, Board President Fulkerson received a profanity laced...

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