(RepublicanDaily.org) – One New York teacher recently decided it was her responsibility to administer a COVID-19 vaccine, bypassing parental consent altogether. On December 31, police arrested teacher, Laura Russo (54), over an allegation that she administered the jab to a 17-year-old boy. Russo is not a medical professional, and authorities are unsure how she acquired a vaccine.
The Nassau County Police Department reported that the boy’s mother contacted law enforcement after her son informed her that he had visited Russo’s home, where she gave him what he believed to be a COVID-19 vaccine. The boy’s mother did not consent to this procedure.
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Officers arrested Russo on a charge of New York State Education Law Unauthorized Practice of a Profession. The Nassau County School District has reassigned Russo from the classroom pending the outcome of the probe into her actions. The district has noted the incident did not take place on school grounds and maintained it was not related to the teacher’s place of work.
If the allegations prove true, this is a gross overreach on Russo’s part. Teachers are not meant to be part of the vaccine distribution nor are they qualified to do so.
Russo did not respond to a request for comment.
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