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Parents Confront Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Over School Mask Mandate

CHESHIRE, Conn. (CBSNewYork) -- A group of angry parents confronted Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont over the issue of masks in schools.

The chaotic scene happened after a meeting in Cheshire was cut short Wednesday.

Lamont had been discussing his mask mandate with a group of parents and public health officials.

Some parents opposed to the policy tried to explain their position.

"Our group is certainly not anti-mask. We are pro-parents' choice," said Susan Zabohonski. "We believe that the masking of children should be left to the parent. We believe that every health decision should be left to a parent."

Last week, Lamont announced a mask mandate in schools until Sept. 30 because of the Delta variant.

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