As students return to campuses, the concern about COVID-19 and its new variants are raising safety concerns again among superintendents and school board members across the state. Talk of having mask mandates is once again dividing parents, teachers and administrators.

As a Navy Corpsman who has been trained in CBRNE attacks (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Environmental), I can tell you these masks do absolutely nothing but give some people a false sense of security.

Anthony Cristo is a high school English teacher in San Antonio, husband and Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in district 34 of Texas.

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