Broward County Public Schools are sticking to their mask mandates to curb the spread of covid-19, in direct defiance of an executive order by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis which allows parents to decide whether or not their child wears a mask.


As cases of the highly contagious Delta variant rise, once again pushing hospitals to the brink, DeSantis’s decision has been met with scorn by the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and 10 Florida school districts are ignoring DeSantis’s new anti-mask order, despite the state school board’s threat to withhold salaries from school districts with mask mandates.

But back to this Bauman character—according to the Miami New Times, he has become something of a local celebrity at school board meetings thanks to his anti-mask stance:

Bauman, according to the arrest report, is “known to cause disruption” while protesting Broward School Board’s mask policy. His daughter, Isabel, a sophomore at Fort Lauderdale High, has refused to wear a mask to school and has been turned away by the administration for the fifth school day in a row.

Four of Isabel’s anti-mask supporters arrived at the school this morning holding signs that read “Obey the Law” and “We Stand With Isabel.” Fort Lauderdale High School students chanted “Wear a Mask! Wear a Mask!” back at the group.

Before his Wednesday morning arrest, Bauman told NBC6: “I don’t care, the school board policy is illegal, and she’s not gonna put on a mask, no matter what, it’s not gonna happen.”


Funny how anti-maskers love to call mask mandates “child abuse,” but seem to have no problem physically assaulting children to defend their cause.