A New York City judge has removed a 6-year-old girl from her mother because she did not wear a mask while dropping her off outside of the school.In a shocking and egregious move, the court also told Dr. Epstein that in order to get short supervised visits with her child — she will have to wear a mask inside her own home.
It was a normal day for Dr. Micheline Epstein, a family physician, when she went to drop her daughter off at the Birch Wathen Lenox School on the Upper East Side last week — until her entire life was turned upside down in an instant.
The tearful mother explained in a phone call that her daughter was already inside the building and wearing a mask when the school nurse and school security attempted to force Dr. Epstein to wear a mask on the public street in front of the building where drop off takes place, Dr. Epstein refused.
The mother explained that the school nurse had came out and was aggressively demanding that she put on a mask, but she was already leaving and did not accept it. “The next thing I know, my daughter is taken away from me,” she cried.“No one got physical or anything, she just refused to wear the mask. They were outside on the public sidewalk,” Dr. Epstein’s boyfriend Jeff Guttenplan explained, adding that the daughter was wearing a mask because they are required to go inside.
EXCLUSIVE: NYC Judge Removes 6-Year-Old From Mother Because She Didn't Wear a Mask While Dropping Her Off at School
A New York City judge has removed a 6-year-old girl from her mother because she did not wear a mask while dropping her off outside of the school. In a shocking and egregious move, the court also told Dr. Epstein that in order to get short supervised visits with her child — she will have…