A crowd of parents and community members gathered at the Lufkin school board meeting Thursday night to voice their opinions on the district’s recently implemented mask mandate, while superintendent Lynn Torres shared statistics that indicate the mandate already has drastically lowered cases.

Before comments were taken from the audience, board president Hall Henderson asked that everyone present to be respectful of each other.

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