WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Christian Central Academy in Williamsville filed a suit Tuesday, against the State of New York and Erie County. The suit calls for a judge to remove the mandate of in-school masking for the private PK-12 school.
In the suit, it states the school is asking for an immediate injunction because school starts on Wednesday.
When Governor Kathy Hochul took office, she enacted an in-school mask mandate for all schools in New York, that includes private schools.
According to the suit, Christian Central Academy expects 20-25% of its students would not attend school because of the mask mandate. It believes that would cost the school upwards of $500,000.
7 Eyewitness News reached out to Christian Central Academy for a statement on this suit, a representative did not immediately respond.
A spokesperson for the Erie County Department of Health said the county's attorneys will review the legal action, but have no comment.