POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Locals attended a rally at the Portneuf Wellness Complex on Wednesday to share their grievances with the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District’s handling of the pandemic.
The Patriot Rally for Full School, Full Sports, Mask Choice was meant to “influence the school board’s decision on Friday by coming together to have our voices heard in support of our students,” according to the Facebook event page.
Jonny Fisher and his wife, Melissa, organized the rally in order to gather what he calls the “silent majority.” Through conversations and informal Facebook polls, he believes most parents, teachers and students want to return to school full time.
“In the state of Idaho, for anybody under 30, we’ve had 13,800 cases. And of those cases, we’ve had zero deaths. So what is the risk? I’m not saying COVID isn’t real, I work in health care, I know COVID is real, I know it poses risks, just like many other viruses,” Fisher…