Missouri AG Schmitt dropped school mask lawsuits. Lee's Summit district demands a ruling

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has dismissed dozens of lawsuits he filed against school districts over COVID rules during the height of the...

December 6, 2022
6:14 PM

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has dismissed dozens of lawsuits he filed against school districts over COVID rules during the height of the pandemic. But the Lee's Summit district has refused to end its case quietly. Lee's Summit is pushing for a court ruling declaring that Schmitt did not have the authority to demand schools remove their mask mandates. The Republican attorney general, who was elected to the U.S. Senate last month, sued Lee's Summit and more than 40 other districts last January, aiming to stop schools from enforcing their mitigation measures.

Sarah Ritter