Texas attorney general sues six school districts over mask mandates
September 14, 2021
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced Friday that he was taking legal action against six school districts who have imposed mask mandates in violation of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) ban on the requirements.
The lawsuits add to the continued legal battles Abbott and Paxton have engaged in with local school districts that have issued mask mandates to combat the spread of COVID-19, especially amid the surge of the highly contagious delta variant.
Friday’s lawsuits cover mask mandates issued by the Richardson, Round Rock, Galveston, Elgin, Spring and Sherman Independent School Districts.