To the Editor:

Dear Mayor Jose L. Segarra:

I attended the Killeen ISD board meeting on 8/10/21 with the hope that my voice would be heard on the matter of our children returning to school without proper protective measures being instituted.

At this time, the COVID-19 1 virus has mutated into multiple strains that have posed a threat against the people of the United States of America. The virus has transcended into being called the “Delta strand” and it caused many casualties and fatalities of this great country.

This leads me to ask the question, “Why does Mr. Craft, the KISD superintendent, ignore this immediate danger and force thousands of parents to sacrifice their children’s health?”

Mr. Craft stated that he refuses to ignore the governor’s rule to refuse a mask mandate and “virtual learning.”

As it stands, our children who are K-2 currently have no funding to be enrolled in tuition-free virtual schooling. Our children are deserving of an education that does not require their health to be compromised by a deadly virus.

If we as parents put our children in harm’s way or abuse our children, we are reported to Child Protective Services or thrown into the hands of the law for reckless endangerment. Yet, when the governor goes against good moral ethics, it is suddenly the right way of life that no man has the right to object to. But can he go to jail for that? NO! We are left to suffer with whatever may come down the line.

We are in the middle of a pandemic. We are in the red where this virus is out of control. Nobody knows who has it in the schools. They do not have to tell anybody who got it and have proclaimed that there is no need for social distancing.

Apparently, if someone contracts the virus, it is no longer necessary for the school to report to the parents/family of a student if another student or faculty member has contracted the virus.

There are no vaccines available for children, point-blank, period.

I feel as though it is unfair that Fort Hood has the mask mandate to protect their children, but our children are as sitting ducks that are waiting to be sacrificed.

I am a nurse by profession. I pray for the first responders of the medical field. I know firsthand what this virus can do. As a nurse, the protocol for a contagious person is to be on contact isolation.

Secondly, to put on my PPE; that could include gloves, gowns, mask, protective glasses, according to what the diagnosis is. These children are going into the battlefield without the proper armor to protect them.

I am also a grandmother of seven; three out of the seven of my grandchildren live in Killeen, Texas. As I prayed with my grandchildren last night, my 8-year-old granddaughter told me, “Nana, I don’t want to die.” She fears coronavirus because she had it one time before.

It is only by GOD’S GRACE and HIS MERCY she is here today.

My grandson, who is also a student of KISD, is the only child of his deceased mother. My grandson is all that I have left of my daughter in law.

Everybody is about politics, but our children are not politics. You cannot just play Russian Roulette with their lives.

The superintendent of (the largest school district in) Bell County, Killeen, is willingly putting our children in harm’s way!

We talk about how we are pro-life. We also talk about suicide not being good and teaching the children about it yet still open the door for them to walk into a trap.

We are calling on you, Mr. Mayor, to mandate masks; not only in our schools but in our community and to please help stand up for our children.

Vernell Mack


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Our enemies use documented behavior modification psychology, to make the public do themselves what our enemies could never do by force. If people actually researched behavior modification psychology, they would realize that they are being mentally manipulated into destroying themselves and their own children.

Killeen patriot

To the nurse who wrote this letter. I am a respiratory therapist and I do not support a mask mandate. The risk to normal healthy children is very low. Yes, they might get sick, but most of them will recover and then have natural immunity. We know as health care providers that the only mask that really provides any level of protection is a N-95 mask, and only if you have been fit tested to ensure you have the correct style and size. I fully agree that the time for mandates is over. Super restrictive mask mandates and lock downs is the reason so many are resistant to getting the vaccine. It has very little to do with fear of the vaccine, it has more to do with them just resisting being told to do something else. Now I fully support the vaccine and think everyone should get vaccinated. The problem is americans do not like to be controlled, so now they are exerting their control by refusing to get vaccinated.


On September 25, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced the latest Covid-19 survival statistics and it is good news. For those younger than age 50, the death rate is .02%. For the healthy in all age groups, there is little risk of death from this coronavirus.

The survival rate is:

Ages 0 to 19 - 99.997%.

Ages 20 to 49 - 99.98%.

Ages 50 to 69 - 99.5%.

Ages 70 plus - 94.6%.


If the masks work, why the 6 feet apart?

If the 6 feet apart works, why the masks?

If they both work, why the lockdowns?

If all 3 work, why the rushed vaccines?

If the Covid 19 vaccines are safe, why the “no liability” clause?

Please remember: The Covid 19 vaccines are EXPERIMENTAL.


Wearing a face mask is dangerous to ones health. When you wear a face mask

you are rebreathing your CO2 which is very dangerous to the human body. The following explains why.

As you already know, every part of our body needs oxygen to survive. Everyday functions of the body like digesting your food, moving your muscles or even just thinking, need oxygen. When these processes happen, carbon dioxide is produced as a waste product. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas the body naturally produces as waste. We breathe in oxygen (O2) to fuel organs and tissues and the end product is CO2. The balance between these two gases is required for a healthy body. However, when we rebreathe CO2 it can have harmful and sometimes dangerous effects on the body. When CO2 levels are elevated in the body it is known as hypercapnia. Hypercapnia can occur for a number of reasons, one of which is rebreathing our own exhaled CO2. Rebreathing CO2 can lead to increased blood pressure, headaches, muscle twitches, rapid heart rate, chest pain, confusion, and fatigue. In extreme cases, if left untreated, hypercapnia can lead to organ damage and even have long standing effects on the brain.

Forcing children to wear a face mask is child abuse.


NO MASKS MANDATES. ONE person does NOT get to dictate what other people will do. If you want to stay home and strap a face diaper on your grandson, go for it BUT do NOT force that on other peoples children. CHILD ABUSER. What about the emotional damage that causes children.

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