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June 17, 2024

Restraining Order Issued Against Carlyle Schools, re: Right To In-Person Education –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 30, 2021


Today, a Temporary Restraining Order was issued against Carlyle CUSD#1 and its Superintendent Annie Gray, which is protecting the rights of a student to attend school and participate in in-person education.

The school district made its own determination that student was in close contact with an alleged positive person  COVID-19 case and refused her attendance at the school. This was done without consultation or communication between the Health Department, student, and parent(s).

From the Order:

  • Defendants, are enjoined from excluding Z.P. from the facilities for being an individual public health risk unless an order of quarantine issues against Z.P. from the local health department as required by the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Defendants are enjoined from demanding Plaintiff provide the District a release from quarantine order in order for Z.P. to return to in-person learning, unless an order of quarantine should issue.
  • Nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit the local health department from issuing an order of quarantine against Z.P. in a manner prescribed by law.
  • Nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit the District from implementing a school wide, or district wide, remote learning program.

Plenary Hearing set for September 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Clinton County Circuit Court.

See Order below:





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  • G
    Posted at 13:42h, 30 August Reply

    Would be great to see a copy of the initial pleading.

  • Publius
    Posted at 13:46h, 30 August Reply

    That is an unbelievable abuse of power

  • Spike Protein
    Posted at 19:10h, 30 August Reply

    It’s stupid, onerous, and tyrannical to forcibly quarantine healthy people.

    Covid isn’t even serious enough to justify the forced quarantining of symptomatic people.

    People need to engage in peaceful civil disobedience against forced covid quarantining just as much as they need to engage in peaceful civil disobedience against mask and covid vaccine mandates.

    I repeat the following points often because they provide our greatest counterargument to those who argue that “science” requires tyrannical covid mandates such as forced quarantining, masking, and vaccinations.

    The whole idea that “science” can somehow justify suspending our civil liberties and force us to mask up, vaccinate, quarantine healthy people, suspend in-person learning, and test people indefinitely to make sure that they aren’t infected with covid needs to be squelched.

    As British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said:

    “Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.”

    In other words, science only tells us what is. It doesn’t tell us what policies to implement. Mask and vaccine mandates are the result of political science, not actual science.

    If the vaccine works, then those who are vaccinated should have no reason to be concerned about the vaccination status of others or feel a need to force others to wear a mask in order to protect themselves.

    Just because someone in power might think that particular items, such as mask wearing or vaccinations, are scientifically proven to be efficacious, doesn’t mean that they can be mandated on others.

    Part of living in a free society means accepting the fact that other people may very well do things that one may find unscientific or inefficacious to living a healthy life.

    The concept of medical privacy protects those who don’t wish to disclose their vaccination status to their employer, school, or other people in general.

    Risk is inherent in a free society. A free people assume that risk as they go about their daily lives. No more restricting our liberty under the guise of additional security.

    No more mask mandates, quarantining of healthy people, lockdowns, vaccine mandates, mandatory covid testing, and other covid mandates.

  • PK
    Posted at 22:25h, 30 August Reply

    The case history shown on the Clinton County Circuit Clerk’s web-site lists Defendant Exhibits A-D and another Exhibit listed as an email from the school to the health department.

    Does Carlyle CUSD#1 school board support a superintendent that asserts authority she does not have?

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