The showdown over masks in schools is heading to court. Parents are suing the state over the Governor’s ban on mask mandates and the state wants the court to dismiss the lawsuit without a full hearing.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The state plans to file a motion to dismiss before noon … a decision could come by the end of the week.
— The Governor's "no mask mandate" is also playing out in the court of public opinion. School boards in Alachua and Broward have ignored Ron DeSantis' threat to cut their funding if they require students to mask up.
— Broward County School Board Chair Rosalind Osgood says they know from firsthand experience that masks prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
— It was quite a week in Florida: 152,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,071 fatalities. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says we're doing worse than Third World nations — all of them.
— And finally, the stories of two Florida Men: One was busted for threatening Disney executives with C-4 plastic explosives and hand grenades; the other stole $13 million and spent it on internet porn.