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Mother/attorney drops lawsuit regarding mask mandate for East Muskingum students

Zanesville Times Recorder |

The Zanesville attorney who filed a lawsuit against the East Muskingum Local School District, Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and Ohio Department of Health over the state’s mask mandate has dropped the case. 

Since filing the lawsuit, parent Jeanette Moll said she removed both children from the district due to their health and safety being at risk. Moll said that was part of the reason she dismissed the lawsuit. 

“The personal effects and harm that my children were incurring going to school with masks on, both related to asthma, and my son had abrasions on his face and there was a risk of scarring and some other issues going on with that,” Moll said. 

In her complaint, Moll argued that the actions taken by the state and local agencies are unconstitutional.