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Schools Kicking Out Unvaccinated Healthy Kids While Mental Illness and Violence Takes Over

Abadnonned schoolNote: The laws in California and New York now require expelling healthy, whole students based on their vaccination status. At the same time, schools are turning into pysch wards and play grounds are more like prison grounds with violence and trouble. Are we so worried about measles or chicken pox of pertussis that we think it is acceptable, even necessary to remove students who may be honor roll 4.0 kids, athletes, leaders, kind kids, special needs kids, every type of kid?

I'm reminded of an old 1960s commercial for Armour hot dogs, "Hot dogs! Armour hot dogs! What kind of kids eat Armour hot dogs? Fat kids. Skinny kids. Kids who climb on rocks. Tough kids. Sissy Kids. Even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs! Armour hot dogs! The Dogs! Kids! Love! To Bite!"

Today, kids without a chicken pox shot are to be feared and removed, like criminals.  Meanwhile, the violent behavior of our critically and chronically unwell population of students escalates to never before seen heights.

Hot diggety dog...

By Anne Dachel

TWO RECENT STORIES on Age of Autism were about the explosion in school violence seemingly everywhere.

June 11, 2019, Violence, Aggression Taking Over Classrooms in Ore-GONE

And June 7, 2019, Iowa Teachers Reach Breaking Point Over Student Violence 

So what is happening to children from Iowa to Oregon and from Maine to California? Curiously this is never a topic for the national networks or major print media.

On my website I manage to post a few of the non-stop local stories from around the world each day. (Believe me I could add hundreds if I really worked at it.)

So what is the public supposed to think when they read about VIOLENCE in schools (more and more it’s elementary schools) in their town?

Why are schools across the country adding “calming rooms” to help with aggressive students?

Why are state legislatures passing laws on restraining and secluding kids as young as kindergarteners?

Why are more districts partnering with mental health providers and adding in-school therapy?

When will the local stories add up to being a national issue? Will the candidates care about this issue in 2020?

Here are some examples of just how bad things are EVERYWHERE:Oslo, Norway: Armed police and emergency health care personnel responded swiftly to calls of a “threatening situation” involving a knife at a primary school in Oslo this week. Eight minutes later they had control of the suspect, a little boy who apparently was angry with his teacher. … It was just the latest example of violence at Norwegian schools, also now those with the youngest pupils. …

A new report confirms the incident was not unusual. Norway’s workplace regulatory agency Arbeidstilsynet has just recently surveyed 93 primary and junior high schools in southeastern Norway, and state broadcaster NRK reported on Wednesday that the findings were raising alarm: fully 90 percent of the schools lack routines to prevent violence and threats. School employees don’t receive training in how threatening situations can be warded off.

…“The problems are the biggest in the primary schools,” federation leader Steffen Handal told NRK. “Teachers are subject to a rising degree of violence from pupils. We’ve seen incidents double from 2005 to 2018.”

Brighton, MI: Officials with Brighton Area Schools have provided some clarification about student disruptions at Hawkins Elementary School in Brighton. On Wednesday, WHMI reported that special education students were causing daily disruptions at the school to the point where a class may have to be evacuated 2-3 times a day because of a disruptive or violent student.

Teachers at the school board meeting Tuesday night expressed their frustration at the fact that nothing was being done by school administration to improve the situation. …

Hawkins, at Lee and Rickett roads just south of Brighton, houses most elementary level special education students in the Brighton Area School District. Among them are those who have the most serious emotional or behavioral problems. However, district administrators, who didn’t want to be quoted in the story, say it is both special-and-regular education students that have been causing disruptions — not only at Hawkins but also at other Brighton schools, as well as other districts.

Des Moines, IA: Iowa teachers tell Channel 13 they are so overwhelmed by extreme violent behavior they have reached a breaking point. They asked us to share their stories so people will understand what happens inside classrooms.

Ashlee May teaches second grade in Des Moines. She said, “Most people, I don’t think, realize kind of what’s happening. We get screamed at and cursed at daily. I’ve been stabbed with a pencil before.”

Police reports back her up. They contain stories of children ages 10 and younger throwing chairs, punching teachers in the face, and leaving bruises on instructors. May considers herself lucky. “In terms of what other teachers deal with, I think I’ve been kind of blessed because I’ve never had to go to the hospital.”…

May said, “There just comes a point where you’re just so worn out emotionally, and physically, and mentally that you just can’t do it anymore.”

Ottawa, Canada: In a series of recent stories, Citizen reporter Jacquie Miller laid bare a problem in our schools that defies comprehension: rising violence in classrooms across the city that is perpetrated by children barely out of their diapers.

It’s not just kids in kindergarten. It appears our elementary schools are infested with uncontrollable young primary-schoolers who attack teachers and destroy property. And worryingly, the people running our schools – board staff and trustees alike – do not appear to have a handle on why this is happening, let alone deal with it effectively.

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board statistics quoted by the Citizen show a dramatic increase in “violent incidents” reported by staff over the last three years. In 2015-16, 1,909 incidents were reported, compared to 3,746 in 2017-18, a 96 per cent increase. In the first seven months of this school year, 4,223 incidents had already been reported.

Muscogee, GA: …The Behavior Support Program (BSP) will be available in the public schools. The program is provided by ChanceLight Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s leading providers of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for youth and young adults. ChanceLight serves children and young adults with autism and other behavioral disorders, pediatric developmental delays, and physical challenges.

“ChanceLight is a behavioral health company,” said Brooks Keisler,vice president of ChanceLight. “We provide services for children with the greatest need. So, we work with children with autism. We work with children with EBD. We work with children that have perhaps alternative educational needs. So, we partner with school districts that can’t perhaps find the staffing and we go in and work alongside the school district to provide services for those children.”

Instead of placing students with behavioral problems at an offsite location, ChanceLight will be inside the schools helping teachers with students. The goal of the program is to let teachers teach, and let professionals handle tougher cases.

Warren County, VA: The Warren County Public school division is just one of the many across the nation noticing the need for more mental health staff inside of their schools. Warren County Public Schools are working to make sure they have enough programs in place to address students' growing social and emotional needs. …

"We're excited to have that opportunity, to help set the stage for our kids to be academically successful by addressing some of these underlying emotional needs that have really impacted their ability to be successful." Kuzmick says. The division has been vigorously seeking out and securing grants and through local funding, it was able to create a role dedicated to social emotional and behavioral coaching...

Special services' director Michael Hirsch says he's glad that those who have the power and pockets to fund these staff members and programs are viewing them as a necessity. …

UK: A recently conducted study shows that a quarter of primary pupils have hidden social, emotional, and mental health difficulties.

It can be quite challenging to spot pupils who behave well but are lacking in self-esteem or confidence, research shows. This mental issues could be low self-esteem, and a lack of emotional security in the school, as well as a mistrust of adults. …

Dr. Ruby said that schools had previously assumed that roughly one in 10 of their pupils had SEMH needs. …

She further added that it was necessary for pupils to be given the right support for their needs. “There’s a lot of pressure around children at the moment – results, the pressure to do well at school, and not necessarily the right kind of support at home,” she said. …

 The chief executive of Nurture UK, Kevin Kibble, said: “We must help teachers identify and support children with SEMH needs, before issues escalate, harming their education and potentially leading to exclusion.”

Fargo, ND: When the number one issue in teacher contract negotiations is student behavior in the classroom, the situation cannot be minimized. When teachers rank salary and benefits second to their personal safety on the job, administrators and school board members better pay attention. When reports of documented and anecdotal violence against teachers stir enmity between parents and teachers, a bedrock principle of successful public education is under assault, and everyone who values public schools should take notice.

To hear teachers from Fargo (and other districts) tell it, classroom violence is epidemic.

Florida: Florida has an estimated 400,000 children who need behavioral-health services, but 55 percent of them don’t get any treatment, members of a health-care panel were told Thursday.

That translates to 220,000 children across the state, or about one child in every classroom, health official Jeffrey Brosco told members of the Florida Healthy Kids Corp….

Through the collaboratives, Brosco hopes to help increase the capacity of primary-care providers such as pediatricians, family doctors and advanced registered nurse practitioners to identify and treat what Brosco called common pediatric mental-health conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, anxiety and depression…. Lawmakers this month approved a 2019-2020 state budget that includes $75 million for mental-health services at schools, a boost from the $64 million given to school districts for the current year.

Maine:  A legislative committee endorsed a bill Thursday that aims to improve tracking of how often Maine schools physically restrain or place students in seclusion. The bill would require schools to provide more detailed annual reports to the state on the number of instances of restraint or seclusion of students, as well as any injuries incurred by either students or staff. The proposal also would require the Maine Department of Education to develop plans to monitor trends at individual schools and to increase professional development to help staff avoid and manage incidents with unruly or dangerous students….

The report found that use of physical restraints and seclusion jumped 60 percent – from 12,000 to 20,000 instances – in four years in Maine schools. Roughly 77 to 79 percent of those incidences involved students with disabilities or who were in special education programs. And the majority of restraint or seclusion cases occurred at “special purpose private schools” that exclusively serve students with disabilities or special needs, according to the report. …

Connecticut: An analysis of state data by Connecticut Public Radio shows that students with emotional disturbances are four times more likely to be thrown out of class than the average student. During the 2017-18 school year, roughly one-third of these students were suspended or expelled -- more than any other disability by a wide margin. …

“The students who are identified as having an emotional disturbance should have a whole package,” said State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan. “They should have the benefit of full assessment, of full intervention, of individualized services and supports.” …

Students with an emotional disturbance make up roughly one percent of the state student population, and about 7 percent of special education students, which is about 6,000 kids. But when it comes to discipline, their percentages are a lot larger. About one third of students listed by the state as having an "emotional disturbance" were suspended or expelled in 2017-18. …

Emotionally disturbed students reflect a wide range of mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, anxiety disorders, and depression. …

The number of children exhibiting significant behavior problems in class has ballooned across the state, representatives of a teachers union have said.

Indiana:  Less than a year after a student shot a classmate and teacher at Noblesville Middle School, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a school safety bill incorporating recommendations from a task force formed after the shooting. … Better prepared, perhaps. But not best prepared. Bowing to pressure from powerful conservative groups, legislative leaders stripped language from the bill that would have allowed school safety grant dollars for mental health services. Advance America, a special-interest group, claimed in a post-session message to followers that the legislation “would have forced students to answer very personal and inappropriate questions from a federal government survey about their sexual activity — without prior written parental consent!”…

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick, speaking at Ivy Tech’s Coliseum campus last month, said her Department of Education staff had to “literally beg” to get references to social-emotional learning in any bill. It’s important because educators now recognize students’ success hinges on preparing them for real-world experiences — managing emotions, adapting to change, handling relationships and more….

“There is no greater need in schools today than someone to help teachers, help our kids with mental health issues and social-emotional issues,” said Rep. Wendy McNamara, the author of the bill and a high school principal.

Denver, CO: Following an incident in which a Denver family went public with the story of their 7-year-old son being handcuffed by a school security officer, the Denver Public Schools board is considering banning the use of handcuffs on elementary students, with the exception of fourth- and fifth-grade students in certain situations….

Earlier this month, the district reported that school safety officers had handcuffed students 27 times so far this school year. Last school year, handcuffs were used 31 times, the district said….

Burlington, IA:  Superintendent Pat Coen is considering expanding an existing program for students who require additional behavioral attention. Ongoing student behavioral problems in Burlington schools have the school board, district officials and teachers considering a new approach to discipline. …

The program now is for high school students with chronic behavioral issues, but the expansion would allow for younger students to also take advantage. JMEC focuses more on intensive behavioral, social and emotional training than do traditional school settings. …

Coen said the majority of students in the district behave appropriately, but acknowledged an apparent upswing in student misbehavior. “We need to do more because there seems to be more issues,” he said. It is difficult to say for sure what is driving the increase,…

 Bartow, FL: Polk County Schools unveiled a new district-wide School Discipline and Student Behavior Response Plan on Tuesday. The plan includes goals for improving the district’s response to issues like bullying and says while the overall number of student discipline behaviors is down, the district has seen an increase in highly disruptive and intense student behaviors.

Nebraska: One in five students ages 14 to 19 will experience a serious mental health issue. The problem is they usually wait at least 10 years to even address the issue according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Educational Service Unit Five, located in southeast Nebraska, is taking mental health matters into its own hands.

The 400 students that attend Tri-County Public School have access to a mental health program that does not interrupt their school day. …

According to McNally, the program is a different type of therapy. The focus is to meet kids where they're at and not pull them out of school to go to appointments. ...

The program reaches kids Pre-K through 12th grade with all types of backgrounds. … The program is currently in 7 of the 10 ESU 5 school districts and it's expanding to an 8th next year. …

 UK: A government advisor on school behaviour has said 'child-centred' teaching methods have led to a rise in poor discipline. Tom Bennett said teachers are failing to challenge pupil's low-level disruption in class, following the implementation of so-called 'progressivism' teaching methods in classrooms. Mr Bennett, who was appointed by ministers to head up a task force into bad behaviour at schools has said the issue of poor behaviour has been 'swept under the carpet'. …

'I think that the failure of these methods to automatically create great behaviour has resulted in a lot of people in the education system pretending behaviour wasn't an issue.'

Mr Bennett said some children don't know how to behave when they start school… This month, the Department for Education (DfE) implemented a new task force specifically aimed as tackling bad behaviour in schools. The move comes amid rising concerns about classroom disruption, with a third of state schools marked as having poor behaviour, an Ofsted inspection reports. One of the most common reasons for permanent exclusions in state schools is persistent disrupted behaviour, accounting for over a third of all permanent exclusions in 2016/17.

 Virginia: Parents and students can breathe a sigh of relief as new seclusion and restraint regulations are being considered by the Virginia Board of Education.

Prior to 2009, the use of restraint and seclusion had not been regulated in schools and led to the abuse of many disabled students, according to the National Autism Association. Parents like Dina Kimmel found themselves horrified by the treatment of these students in the classroom but new proposed regulations in Virginia will hopefully make a change. …

We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory gym franchise, with a location in Williamsburg, that provides a space for children with sensory processing disorders to have a place to play, according to the organization’s website.

In 2015, the Virginia Assembly approved two bills in relation to the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools, said Charles Pyle, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Education.

Bangor, ME:  Kyle Michaud took a job as an education technician at the Bangor Regional Program in May 2016 thinking it would help him become a teacher. But he didn’t expect to spend so much time dragging students down the hallway and shutting them into small rooms….

Michaud took part in hundreds of such student restraints — when he and colleagues would restrict a student’s movement in some way — in the nearly two years he worked at the Bangor Regional Program, where 22 Bangor-area school districts send students with intensive special needs, most commonly autism. …

… During seclusion, staff place a student alone in a room against their will.

 At the Bangor Regional Program, staff members have used those emergency interventions more than 1,200 times each year in the past three school years, according to data the program is required to report to the state Department of Education. In one year, staff members placed every single student in seclusion at least once and restrained all but one student. The number of restraints and seclusions worked out to at least 20 per student for all three years and almost 50 per student in one year, according to records the Bangor Daily News obtained through a public records request. …

The elementary school has two seclusion rooms in addition to classrooms, and the high school trailer is split into four small learning spaces. In the main building, all classrooms have an attached overflow space, where Babin said staff members move students when they become agitated.

UK: A seven-year-old boy threatened to stab a pregnant teacher in the stomach over a literacy lesson, it emerges as a union warns of a rise in children who do not respond to any form of punishment.

Pupil indiscipline and violence is a “significant and worsening problem” in schools, according to the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT). …

She said that violence is “getting out of control, not because of the way the students are but because way back somebody hasn’t dealt with the way they behaved.” …

Alfredo Gualda, a teacher from Doncaster, said that families need to be held accountable for their children’s behaviour, explaining: “If your child is constantly disruptive, if they are violent, if they are abusive, I think it’s about time that schools and teachers question the parenting of those children. Because it does not happen”….

Figures released by NASUWT earlier this year revealed that school staff are increasingly refusing to teach unruly children, amid incidents of violence and sexual assault….

Oregon:  But the classroom behavior wasn’t what she expected. In her first few weeks at this elementary school, she saw one student rip posters off the wall and another student punch his teacher.  “I looked at these kids and thought, ‘What have I gotten myself into?

Do I really want to teach?’” Jane said.  What Jane witnessed is not all that unusual, according to a new report by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) detailing the growing extreme student behavior seen throughout Oregon schools.

UP’s School of Education students who are in these classrooms have witnessed instances of children becoming disruptive or physically aggressive, which can sometimes lead them to ask if teaching is the correct career path for them. 

The OEA report states that Oregon is undergoing “A Crisis of Disrupted Learning.” Disrupted learning occurs when a student’s poor behavior affects how other students are behaving as well as the teacher’s ability to control the classroom and maintain a safe and focused learning environment. 

Behavior like this used to be less frequent. But over the last three years, OEA members are sharing more and more of these disruptive instances in Oregon classrooms. 

“Educators have reported a noticeable increase in disrupted learning environments across the state over the last several years,” according to the OEA. “This increase, however, is difficult to quantify.” …

The report cites overcrowded classrooms, student trauma, poorly trained teachers, lack of resources and a decrease in time for P.E. or play for the children as the main reasons for this increase of poor behavior from students across Oregon. …

Des Moines, IA: The controversial practice of using seclusion rooms in Iowa schools could soon undergo changes under new proposed state rules, though the scope of the changes is still under review. Many Iowa school districts, including Des Moines Public Schools, use seclusion rooms — often padded, 6-foot by 6-foot wooden boxes — to restrain children, typically following violent outbursts. The practice is legal in Iowa, but it has sparked controversy in recent years. …

In 2017, Iowa’s education department determined the Iowa City school district violated state and federal law in its use of seclusion rooms. School officials there stopped using the rooms, focusing instead on other behavioral interventions. Backers of the new proposed rules want seclusion rooms used far less than they are, and better parent notification and reporting on when seclusion occurs. In addition, new specifications on the seclusion rooms themselves….

... Richard said the vast majority of students placed in seclusion rooms are students with disabilities, and that's why it's important to communicate with guardians about their care. …

Wichita, KS: Teachers and counselors at Maize South High School want to help students take a mental break from stress. Between worrying about grades, jobs, extra curricular activities, and the future, stress can add up leaving students feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

The Mav-low's Calming Room opened its doors in February….

The room is now a safe haven for students struggling with anxiety, anger, and other emotions. It's complete with blankets and pillows, calming music, and dim lighting. Students can spend 15 to 20 minutes reflecting, coloring a picture, even throwing a few punches at a punching bag. Counselors say the point of the room is to teach students healthy ways to regulate big emotions and cope.

"If we can be preventative and show them ways to cope before they have these big explosions of emotion, then they can be in a better place emotionally," said Maize South High School Counselor Lyndsey Brown….

Blooomington, IL: Staff at Fox Creek Elementary School are helping more and more students with complex mental health and behavioral issues, according to comments Friday from Unit 5 Superintendent Mark Daniel. … Unit 5 added six social workers this year to help students whose home, mental health and educational needs surpass what can be managed in the classrooms across the district. … For many students, mental health needs are entwined with their home life, said Daniel. He said a home interventionist works directly with families, including those with children who have serious behavioral needs, to serve as a bridge to the classroom. … "We had to do something. I truly believe this is the new crisis in our school system," Daniel said of the increase in students with behavioral health needs.

Tonawanda, NY: North Tonawanda’s kindergarten-grade three elementary school, Spruce Elementary, received funding from the Remember Ryan Foundation to create a sensory room. Social worker Amy Gorman and school counselors Alyssa Gierke and Christopher Zon worked to create a sensory room designed to help students regulate their emotions.

“Our goal was to create a calming room to help students stay in control of their emotions in a safe and controlled environment, so they are able to transition back to class,” Gierke said. …

The sensory room is a therapeutic and recreational room designed to provide stimulation through auditory and visual relaxation.

…The school nicknamed the room the “Calming Space.”…

Abilene, KS:  Earlier this month the Abilene Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2018-19 capital outlay budget that includes money …

Two “calming” rooms At McKinley Intermediate Elementary School one room will be divided to create two “calming rooms” with magnetic locks. Cost is $3,000.

A calming room is a place where students who are having behavioral issues can go to calm down, Nelson said. They are used when a student exhibits excessive physical behavior.

“Sometimes kids are aggressive but it’s usually short term,” Nelson said. “The de-escalation or calming room is a place to sit and have some solitude. Once they calm down, we can get them back into the education environment. The majority of the time they calm down and then go back to class.” …

Winterset, IA: Upset and frustrated parents, former teachers and community members overflowed the Winterset School Board meeting to express their concerns about student behavioral issues.

One Winterset parent said her child wanted to take her own life because of the violence she experienced at school.

"I got an email and a text message from a friend of hers because she was sitting in her bedroom cutting her wrists and saying she wants to die because she’s been given a concussion, broken her nose and had two fingers broken at school. And you know what the consequence was? The student had to write her an apology letter and sit by her at lunch and say 'I'm sorry,'" said one Winterset parent.

Bryan Snyder, another parent, said his child begged him to not make him go back to school.

“Throughout the year kids in his class have caused multiple room clears every week, sometimes multiple room clears a day. My son witnessed his teacher and other students get assaulted, projects destroyed, personal property broken and was assaulted and ridiculed on many occasions. He begged us to keep him home from school. He told us he was scared to go to school for fear of what would happen in the classroom every day,” Snyder said.

Superintendent Susan Meade said the school is trying to combat these issues in several ways, including paying more than $200,000 for up to six Winterset students to be part of a trauma-informed classroom program next year. …

“We have students that are coming to our classrooms that have different views and they did five years ago and we are not equipped as school teachers to provide some of that programming. A lot of it has to do with mental health needs, a lot of it has to do with focusing on how to help students that have anxiety, frustrations and that sort of thing. …

Eugene, OR: Oregon teachers and public school staff now will have more clarity when it comes to ways to appropriately address disruptive behavior in classrooms.

Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 963 on Thursday, which modifies the permissible uses of restraint and seclusion of students in public education, in an attempt to tamp down the number of room clears and classroom disruptions.

The legislation was sponsored by 31 lawmakers and drew bipartisan support, according to a news release from House Rep. Cheri Helt (R-Bend). The bill is in response to the escalating issue of behavioral outbursts among students and frequent classroom clears. …

 “The bill clarifies some options and increases some restrictions regarding restraining students when their behavior is a threat to themselves or others,” said Eugene School District spokesperson Kerry Delf in a phone message.  …

The district has been looking for ways to better address behavioral challenges in the classroom.

In its proposed 2019-2020 school year budget, the district has set aside $1 million specifically for behavior support. The money would go toward hiring a school psychologist and behavior support education assistants to work at multiple schools should the school board approve the budget this month….

 “Staff already has the ability to restrain a student to prevent harm to themselves or others,” said Amy Tidwell, special services director for Bethel School District in a written statement. “This bill clarifies some elements of the law but likely won’t change how we work with students.”…

 “I have heard from countless teachers, parents and students about the increasing frequency of these room clears and how troublesome they have become,” said Helt in the release. “I am proud to work with my colleagues across the aisle to bring forward a practical solution for our classrooms.”…

A lot of these stories are about kids in special education classes. Many more are about kids in regular ed. How long will there be a difference?

How are these changes not frightening? When will anyone in authority notice what’s happening?

How soon before we see signs reading, Elementary School and Mental Health Facility  next to the local grade school?




Gary Ogden

Kim: I figured it out. The Comet Song has lots of variations. The one you posted does say "mouth so green," complete with toothy grin. Must have been from an inferior state; I'll nominate my own state of Caliloonia, whose incredible natural beauty is matched by the breathtaking stupidity of its political leaders. Another version has "teeth so green," but if the original commercial said "sink so clean," "mouth so clean" makes more poetic sense. Sorry, the English major in me makes me curious about such inane minutia. Need to get a life.

Managing Editor on The Comet song

Not in Massachusetts! LOL!

Tonya Prim

@Hans Litten
The censorship is getting very bad. When I search YouTube for certain people and a specific topic (for instance, this morning I tried Tetyana Obukhanych fever), the person I am searching for doesn't even come up in the first ten results; it's just a lot of pro-vaccine videos. I find what I am searching for eventually IN SPITE OF YouTube's algorithms, not BECAUSE OF them. And yet the policy makers insist that the users are of primary importance.

Gary Ogden

Kim: Isn't it "mouth so green?"

Managing Editor at Age 9  THE COMET SONG!

Comet! It makes your mouth so clean!
Comet! It tastes like gasoline.
Drink Comet!
And you will vomit!
So drink some Comet, and vomit today!!!!

And today's kids EAT TIDE PODS for real........

Gary Ogden

I still have the Armour hot dog song going through my head. It is modestly amusing; no, it is funny. Despite all the grim things going on in our lives, we can find a bit of joy, some lol, between the Comet song and the Armour hot dog jingle. Thanks to all of you at AoA. You kick butt!


Two of my daughter's friends vape, though I don't know any adults my age who smoke. I doubt that elementary school children are vaping...yet.

In one of Jacquie Miller's articles referenced above, school violence is attributed to kids of lower socioeconomic status, those who are just learning English, and special education students, not that those are mutually exclusive categories.


By demand, the short buses had to get longer. Short buses now are for the healthy least-vaccinated.

Grace Green

Nicotine?! Surely everyone must be aware how much nicotine poisoning has been reduced in the last few decades? Where would children be coming into contact with it when it's been banned from public spaces. This is the least likely explanation for children's problems.


NY Govt will seize unvaccinated children ! Are you scared now ?


We just must be diagnosing school violence better.

Thank you as always Anne for all you do.!!

Laura Hayes

"Rescuing Our Children" - summer speaking tour by Alex Newman

Here is the link for his summer speaking schedule if you would like to see if he will be speaking in your area.

Two articles regarding his summer speaking tour:

Rescuing Our Children: Alex Newman’s Speaking Tour Roars From Coast to Coast
Written by William F. Jasper, Wednesday, 22 May 2019

JBS Nationwide Speaking Tour in Full Swing
Written by Kristin Kenowski, Monday, 03 June 2019

Alex also speaks out against vaccine mandates, clearly and unequivocally stating how they violate our God-given, fundamental human rights to self-autonomy and bodily integrity, our Constitutional rights, and the practice of ethical medicine, including informed consent.

Friday, 22 February 2019
FDA Boss to States: Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions, or Else
Written by Alex Newman

Friday, 25 January 2019
UN and N.Y. Times Target Anti-Vaxxers, Push to End Exemptions
Written by Alex Newman

I look forward to hearing what he has to say!


You Tube commercials are trying to say that nicotine is the main reason children are acting out. That's ignoring the elephant in the room with the word VACCINES on it. How about injected aluminum, mercury, aborted baby DNA fragments, SV40, live viruses, bacteria, glutaraldehyde, glyphosate, formaldehyde = brain poison and in our most vulnerable. How about saying, "Vaccines make food hurt!!!" Vaccines make brains swell in pain!!! Vaccines = brain poison

Gerardo Martinez

Great article Ms. Anne. It is planned evil, which results in madness. The healthy unvaccinated students with good grades and very good attendance must be protected and allowed to attend school where it is still possible, this is our in your face evidence of what the current vaccination schedule and polluted food sources are doing to our children. Keep up the great work. Fighting for freedom in Texas!

Tim Lundeen

@David L - thanks to the link to your research articles, I'm working my way through them.

(For everyone else, there are links to articles on Autism and Measles at the end of the article on "Factors that elevate vaccination adverse event risk")

Angus Files

The handful of healthy kids allowed in schools probably un-vaccinated must be a real sore point.No doubt they will have the least time absent from school,probably have better results,and will be less problematic, hence the need to ban them, under the guise of were doing it for the good of the herd.The only protection to the herd is, is from reality! wake up and smell the coffee!!

Pharma For Prison

David L

The largest common factor in many mass shootings is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.
Antidepressants for example have been reported as causing suicide, and homicide and frequently producing akathisia, a state of severe restlessness associated with thoughts of death and linked to violent behavior. That antidepressants cause some people to commit suicide has been known since the advent of the tricyclic antidepressants in the late 1950s. Common variations (polymorphisms) in cytochrome P450 genes can further affect the function of the enzymes. There is a large degree of genetic variation in CYP450 enzymes. Only 50% of the population apparently have a “normal” function of these enzymes. 40% have an altered function. 10% of the population have little to no function of at least one enzyme. Genetic variants in the cytochrome P450 gene family that produce drug metabolizing enzymes are known to cause these problems,  SSRI-induced akathisia, suicide and homicide cases were related to cytochrome P450 metabolizer status but thought to be only due to genetic variation.

CYP enzymes represent 70–80% of phase I metabolism and are also responsible for the biotransformation of medications and foreign substances (including vaccine excipients by the way) to polar metabolites, which can be excreted by the kidneys. The CYP2D6 activity ranges considerably within a population and includes ultrarapid metabolizers (UMs), extensive metabolizers (EMs), intermediate metabolizers (IMs) and poor metabolizers (PMs).  (and the pubmed link) Some SSRIs, such as paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac), and citalopram (Celexa), as well as statins, are known to inhibit CYP2D6 activity and may make EMs resemble IMs or PMs. Finally, since most SSRIs are also substrates of CYP2D6; SSRIs that both inhibit and are metabolized by CYP2D6 can inhibit their own metabolism and produce higher than expected plasma concentrations.

What I found while doing my own research on autism is that over 600 enzyme systems require Magnesium as a cofactor to function optimally, including the cytochrome P450 enzymes, and magnesium deficiency is quite widespread due to many factors. Glyphosate and Aluminum lower magnesium. 50% lower hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) levels were found in rats with glyphosate exposure. Aluminum, Mercury, Copper, Polysorbate 80 and others I found all inhibit the enzymes. The innate immune response releasing pro inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, have the ability to suppress xenobiotic-metabolizing CYP450 enzymes as well.  This is but one of the reasons why many are affected with so many taking medicine that requires metabolism with these enzymes. Since many vaccines have some of these ingredients like aluminum which has been shown to activate the innate immune response and IL-6, it must be considered also as one added factor, including the total number of vaccinations must be considered. Combining vaccinations during one visit may also increase risk as it is shown for elevating risk of hospitalization and even death

Bob Moffit

I am confused .. hoping someone will "educate" me on the subject of the creation of a Vaccine
Safety Commission .. which if googled shows up thus:

According to this .. the Vaccine Safety Commission already EXISTS and claims to be pursuing most if not all issues that are in desperate need for CORRECTING.

Does anyone know if this article claiming to be published by the official VACCINE SAFETY COMMISSION … IS REAL OR FAKE NEWS? RFK? DEL BIGTREE? ANYONE OUT THERE???

Bob Moffit

If history is our guide … official explanation of today's highly vaccinated generation of out-of-control children will be .. "We have always had out-of-control children in our schools .. we are just better at "recognizing" them and holding them to new "broadly definition" of "out of control".

In other words .. nothing to see here .. move on and let OUR BAND CONTINUE TO PLAY

Hans Litten

Google buries Mercola in their latest search engine update (click to see stats)

This year, we’ve seen an unprecedented push to implement censorship across all online platforms, making obtaining and sharing crucial information about health in general, and vaccines in particular, increasingly difficult. Google’s June 2019...

Amazon Prime Video has quietly been removing films from its library that deal with vaccines and cancer treatment. Most recently (May 30th, 2019) Cancer Can Be Killed, Burzynski: Cancer Cure Cover Up, and Behind the Fear: The Hidden Story of HIV. Cancer Can Be Killed was completely wiped off the site presumably because the reviews were so good, the evidence had to be destroyed before anyone could see them.

March 1st was when censorship was rolled out in full force, beginning with a letter from Congressman Adam Schiff (D) to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon asking him what he was doing to control the “medically inaccurate” information on his site. Within hours, vaccine awareness films like Vaxxed, Shoot ‘Em Up: The Truth About Vaccines, and Man-Made Epidemic were removed for streaming as Prime Members could no longer watch them for free. Along with the vaccine awareness films, two other films stood out in their removal . . . Flipping The Script: When Parents Fight Back and from Netflix, Root Cause. Flipping The Script is a documentary film about parents fighting back against forced long term chemo protocols (2-4 years) for their children already in remission from cancer and winning. The children go off the chemo, then use nutrition and detox strategies to thrive. Estimated revenue from child cancer treatment is $65 Million per day (44 new cases of child cancer times $1.5 Million/child). Root Cause deals with exposing the harmful effects of root canals with a potential threat to a $50 Billion a year industry. I think you start to see the picture. All of these films have one thing in common . . . they threaten the massive financial windfalls these medical industries are making. And for the first time in history, the government and medical establishment are willing to violate the constitution and the right of free speech for filmmakers.

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