Louisiana State University is asking students to report any masking violations inside campus buildings or “within 50 feet of building entrances,” through an online guidance system.
The Young America’s Foundation was alerted to the mask reporting system by an anonymous tipster through the Campus Bias Tipline.
On August 24, LSU tweeted “On campus, masks or face coverings are required indoors at all times, except when individuals are alone in their offices. Masks are also required outdoors within 50 feet of building entrances. If you see a mask violation, report it here.
On campus, masks or face coverings are required indoors at all times, except when individuals are alone in their offices. Masks are also required outdoors within 50 feet of building entrances.
— LSU (@LSU) August 24, 2021
LSU does not detail what they plan to do with the reports they receive or whether “violations” are punishable.
The masking policy in place at the university requires everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a mask.
A professor allegedly threatened police intervention for unmasked students in a letter to students, as reported Mix 94.1.
“According to LSU, if I feel that masks are continually being worn inappropriately in class, I must stop teaching and call the LSU police,” he wrote.
LSU joins a long list of schools requiring masks for students, regardless of their vaccination status.
The problems with this are obvious – LSU encourages students to relate to each other, which certainly does not foster a community environment. Nothing prevents a student from claiming that someone they dislike violated the policy. Once again we see a school eager to exercise power over its students under the guise of ‘science’.