By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a brief in Harrisburg over the mask debate in schools.READ MORE: 'Everybody Loved Him'; Rennerdale Community Comes Together To Celebrate Life Of Louis Vignone, Postal Worker Shot, Killed In Collier Township
Shapiro says in the brief that Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam does have the power to mandate masks.READ MORE: Police: Central Catholic High School No Longer At Risk For Threat After Arrest Made Following Social Media Comments
It is in response to a lawsuit that claims she does not. The lead plaintiff is State Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman.
He said Beam needs to follow regulatory laws on school masks, but Shapiro said she already has that power.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating After One Person Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 79 In Washington County
A judge in Commonwealth Courts will decide soon.