December 4th – The president of a Kentucky school in the United States has been prosecuted in defiance of the state government’s order to ban the opening of face-to-face courses and persist in opening schools despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has ordered the closure of schools, while Maryville Independent Christian Hope Academy, NBC reported on the 3rd. The face-to-face courses of n Academy of Hope continue. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has sued a number of schools over the ban, and this school is one of them.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that the order prohibiting open face-to-face courses is “neutral and generally applicable” to all K-12 schools.
Jack Roberts, president of Maryville Independent Christian Hope College, said that even if he lost the lawsuit, he intended to continue to teach in person. Roberts had previously held a holiday on Easter despite the governor’s order to prohibit large gatherings.
It is understood that he also sued Beshir about the injunction, claiming that the injunction violated the constitutional rights of his church, but the lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge in April.
Kentucky’s epidemic data shows that the number of new cases and deaths has reached a new high. As of the afternoon of the 3rd, the state had more than 186,000 confirmed cases and the death toll was close to 1,943.