Georgia School Kids Pack Hallway Without Masks on First Day Back at School | 22 Words

During the current pandemic, the use of face masks has long been a debate, but as we start returning to normality, they are needed more now than ever.

It seems as though a lot of people don't care about it though as displayed in photos that have emerged from schools showing teens packed into a narrow hallway as they head to their classes.

The pictures are truly disturbing, and the school's statement has left parents and students shocked...

Over recent months, we have had to adapt to a new way of living.

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The pandemic has made it so that we can't go about living our lives the way we used to.

However, in the past few weeks, we've been trying to get back to normality...

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With things beginning to reopen again.

But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.

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This is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.

In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.

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Including here in the U.S.

In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.

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For example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention on public transport.

Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.

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To provide them with peace of mind. I mean, that seems to be a good idea. Along with that, people are carrying around bottles of hand sanitizer and wet wipes.

But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.

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Not only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.

But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be.

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Particularly when they are worn for a long period of time.

They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.

But the uncomfortable nature is a small price to pay for the safety they could provide.

Many people have resorted to making their own masks.

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Both for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.

Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.

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Healthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.

A lot of people have decided to take on board these expert suggestions...

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But a lot of others haven't and the latest pictures to emerge from inside a school in Georgia have been disturbing, to say the least.

As schools start opening, it seems as though masks and social distancing rules have been long forgotten.

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Paulding County re-opened their doors to students this week, but the results have shown us that certain rules are almost physically impossible to implement due to the large volumes of people in one area.

In the pictures, you can only see approximately 4/5 students wearing masks in an extremely packed hallway.

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Not only that, but students are clearly not socially distanced.

And we've all been left questioning if this is a good idea.

Clearly it isn't.

The whole thing just seems really cruel.

Children should not be forced to go to school if their lives are in danger.

And it also looks like other places are having similar problems...

It's a COVID breeding ground, at this point.

Is it really worth putting all these lives at risk?

What is wrong with people?

In a document obtained by TMZ, the superintendent of the school tried to downplay the problem.

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The document outlined the conditions of the school, even going on to hint that the optics don't look too good at the moment, but parents shouldn't worry... Confusing, right?

The letter was sent out to a bunch of worries parents who sent their kids to school without masks...

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The superintendent also recognized that "there is no practical way" to enforce students to wear masks but they are encouraged to do so. If you're confused about the stance, don't worry, we are too.

Here's a disturbing picture from the hallways of Paulding County:

I would not be sending anyone, let alone a child, into such dangerous territory. Let's just hope the President re-thinks this entire thing and closes schools as soon as possible. Keep scrolling to see other places that people are refusing to wear masks...