‘Gone Too Far’: Edmond Supt. Says Parents Upset About School Mask Policy Shared His Address Online


Wednesday, May 5th 2021, 6:01 pm
By: Ashley Holden


EDMOND, Oklahoma -

The Edmond Public Schools superintendent told News 9 parents have gone too far after someone posted his address in a Facebook group.

Superintendent Bret Towne said the post borders on a threat and fewer restrictions are around the corner.

Right now, masks are required for everyone but pre-K and kindergarten. But masks are required for even those grades when students are around a crowd.

"I just think there's no way to continue to justify it at this time," said Edmond parent Kristen Grandi.

She is one of thousands in a parent group on Facebook pushing for masks to be optional. But in the last 24 hours some comments went further.

One parent apparently shared the superintendent's address and called for people to protest at the administrator's house.

"I was angry at first and then I had to pull back and say we need to talk about this..." said Towne. "That's where I live. That's where my wife keeps our grandkids during the week."

It appears the post was deleted, but Grandi agrees this went too far.

The superintendent, who is set to retire after this year, said not everyone is going to be happy but they need to remain civil.

"I think as long as things remain the same and continue to get better, there will be much more loosening in the future," said Towne.

Towne said masking for summer school will be recommended but not required, and they are already planning to relax masking at their stadiums. He said they also are working on a plan for the 2021-2022 school year.