A group of students and parents staged a protest against the Albany County School District #1 face mask policy on Friday morning.

Albany County School District#1 spokesman Sean O'Sullivan told Townsquare Media of Cheyenne that roughly 40-50 students and 30-40 parents gathered in front of the high school to protest the policy at roughly 10 a.m.

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Another source who wished to remain anonymous put the number of students slightly higher, at around 60 students.

O'Sullivan said the protest was peaceful and ended around 10:30 or so. The face mask mandate was ordered recently in the district to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases. The district has extended the mask mandate until at least Oct. 15, according to the district website.

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