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CLASSROOM OR PRISON? Shocking video shows SC classroom overloaded with plexiglass barriers

“I really just need to know, was this really thought through?” 

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After months of anticipation, speculation and criticism, the CDC finally released updated guidance to help school systems decide the best path forward to bring students back into the classroom.

The update encourages school leaders to “layer” safety precautions: masks, social distancing, hand-washing, ventilation, building cleaning and contact tracing. 

Nowhere in the guidelines does it require – or even suggest – implementing jail-like plexiglass barriers around each individual desk, but one school in South Carolina is taking safety measures to the extreme. 


In a personal Facebook post, Horry County elementary school teacher Teresa Holmes shared an alarming video of her classroom ahead of the return to hybrid instruction. 

The classroom, which is expected to have 32 students at full capacity, resembles more of a jail than a place of learning. 

“Alright Mr. Richardson, I just have a question for the school board. I’m wondering, this is my classroom. I have a rather large classroom compared to the other classrooms in our building. But, I have 28 desks in here right now. If we go back 5 days a week, I’ll have 30 or 32 with the kids coming back from virtual. This is the middle seat of the back row of my classroom. This is their view of the board. So, I’m just wondering when we ordered this $5 million worth of plexiglass, did we have a classroom of 28 desks set up to where the school board members could sit in them and see what this was really going to be like? Because I’m still trying to figure out how, in between my classes, am I supposed to disinfect? How I’m supposed to hear my students when they’re in the back of the room wearing a mask behind all this plexiglass; how my students are going to be able to see my board or see me. I guess i’ll have to stand at the end of rows instead of at the board to try and work out problems or whatever. I really just need to know, was this really thought through?” 

The school district must have realized the room looks oddly terrifying, as they requested the fifth grade teacher remove the video from her social media, the Post and Courier reports.

Indeed, the outrageous plexiglass structures are ultimately going to further impact the students’ ability to learn: they restrict the view of the board, make it difficult to hear the teacher and put a damper on collaborative work with peers.

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17 Comments

  1. Linda Kaiser

    February 18, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    This is the single most insane idea I have seen! It is time we stop this psy-op and call it what it is!

  2. BD

    February 18, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    These poor kids and many others around the world are doomed due to the ignorance of today’s “adults”. It’s really sad.

  3. Dana

    February 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Ok…So wouldn’t all this plexiglass mean alot more cleaning inside and out of each cube.There would be more time cleaning than educating…This is a waste of money & time…We are letting them create a global prison although we are already on “Prison Planet” and there’s no way to escape…This could endanger children more than protect…There is nothing to fear except fear itself…Making children fear adults fears takes away their childhood…THIS MUST STOP…

  4. Mike Florian

    February 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    However, in Philly, if they can’t hold grades, prison is next for them anyway!

  5. willy

    February 19, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Wow. This is just plain absurd. It is demoralizing, at best. If I were a student, I would protest. And I would love to meet the fools who thought of this idea and put it in place, just to see what the fools look like. They clearly are not rational thinkers.
    The worst part of this pandemic virus fear is not actually being INFECTED by the virus, it is being AFFECTED by it all. May God help us get back to what we all know as normal, and just discontinue the “new normal” nonsense.

  6. Paula

    February 19, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    This is insane. I would not send my child there. They need to be able to see and hear what’s going on. A waste of taxpayer money.

  7. Rik

    February 20, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Reminds me of Hannibal silence of the lambs

  8. Pam

    February 21, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Ok I hear you but at least our kids are going to school. It’s the only way to fit that many kids and follow protocols. It is not ideal and of course not permanent. We are all trying to do our best. I feel that I’d rather they be in school like this then to not be at school at all.

    • Will O'Hickey

      February 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      This is what they are counting on… people to make lame excuses for them. You can walk across the room in handcuffs but you’re still a prisoner. You can’t have it both ways.

  9. Ray Fox

    February 21, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    I guess science really has nothing to do with this nonsense cause if it did we would still believe the world was flat and the earth was the center of the universe.
    This is the most preposterous setup imaginable and defies logic, and common sense in which we can all agree none of the expert panelist who set this prison up had.
    They should be voted out and fired immediately for failing the kids and the parents of this school system. Kids are the least likely to spread Covid, or die from it. We have to stop this madness now. Open the Schools period.

  10. Uncle Fink

    February 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    How many of the School Board voted for Biden?
    It looks like most of them.

  11. Howan

    February 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Looks impossible for teacher to wake up student by hitting them with the board eraser.

  12. SRC

    February 21, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Pipe in some gas…from the Gas Bag himself Fauci. If the Socialist keep going, our kids will be dependent surfs forever. Best get this under control….

  13. Evilwestsidefan

    February 22, 2021 at 12:57 am

    We are back!

  14. marcia

    February 22, 2021 at 9:43 am

    This looks like the college library I used to go to in the 1990’s- privacy and quietness were the focus. The people can still see each other to interact. Duh.

  15. Lin

    February 22, 2021 at 10:59 am

    The left is trying to dumb down our children so they are TOTALLY dependent on the fed govt for EVERYTHING! Wake up, America! GET BACK TO SCHOOL!

  16. JB

    February 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    How much longer is this madness going to be allowed to happen? They are scaring our children literally to death with fear mongering.
    Parents wake up! Protect your children before it’s too late!

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This California Town Declared Itself ‘Constitutional Republic’ in Defiance of COVID Vaccine Mandates

As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

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Oroville, California
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One California town is utilizing the U.S. Constitution and rejecting Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandate that requires schoolchildren to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Oroville, California has officially declared itself a “constitutional republic.” As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

Oroville’s Vice Mayor Scott Thomson is the father of two young boys and says the mandate for children was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “He believed the government had no right to tell him what to put into his, or his children’s bodies. Many of his constituents agreed when it came to pandemic mandates” writes the SF Gate.

Thomson felt he and his constituents were left with no choice, and so he declared Oroville a constitutional republic. The declaration passed by the City Council reads:

“Any executive orders issued by the State of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights will not be enforced by the City of Oroville against its citizens”

Thomson has said that “the desire here is dialogue” rather than sweeping mandates. Oroville is a city of only 20,000 but is rapidly growing, as in recent years it has determined itself to be a sanctuary of place “otherwise exempt from some liberal ideal.”

Oroville is not the first California town to be rebelling. Two years ago, the town of Needles became a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment. The move was in defiance of California’s strict gun control laws.

Other towns such as Atwater and Coalinga declared themselves as a “sanctuary city for business” and a town where all businesses are essential, as a consequence of the state’s strict pandemic shutdown orders.

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Doocy Grills Biden On His Promise To ‘Shut Down The Virus’

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On Friday, President Biden was questioned about a recent op-ed written under his name in USA Today in which he laid out a plan to “beat [COVID-19] back.”

The op-ed said, “We are going to fight COVID-19 not with shutdowns or lockdowns – but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more. We will beat it back with science and speed, not chaos and confusion – just as we did in the spring and again with the more powerful delta variant in the summer and fall.”

Reporters noted that the language appears to be a shift in the goalposts after Biden repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus” during his presidential campaign last year.

“So on COVID policy, it seems like the administration is starting to soften some of the language,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said. “There’s this new op-ed where you talk about COVID, ‘We are going to beat it back.’ Are you no longer going to ‘shut it down?’”

“We got to beat it back before we shut it down,” Biden responded. “Look, it’s going to take time worldwide. In order to beat COVID, we have to shut it down worldwide. In the United States of America. We’re doing everything that needs to be done to take care of the American people within our borders.”

 

As Fox News reported, “Biden routinely promised on the campaign trail that he would ‘shut down’ the virus if elected. Biden regularly asserted that it was former President Trump’s ‘ineptitude’ that ‘caused the country to have to shut down in large part,’ and assured voters that his administration would take care of the pandemic more efficiently.”

However, more than 350,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since President Biden’s inauguration day – far more than the number under the Trump administration – and even Biden is warning that COVID-19 numbers are about to surge again.

“Experts say that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead this winter, and that we will see more omicron cases here in the United States in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Biden’s USA Today op-ed said. “I know that Americans are exhausted from COVID-19 and want to know when it will end, and the new variant is adding to that unease.”

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