Note: The New York Times story here isn't simply that a teacher performed a medical procedure in her home on a minor child.... well, maybe it is. While most of the comments agree that there are many problems with a lay teacher having a Covid vaccine at home AND administering it to a minor, many of the comments on Facebook are pretzel logic at its twistiest. If this teacher had had sex with the boy, parents would (mostly) have been appalled. Had the teacher slapped the boy's face, commenters would be appalled. Had the teacher given the boy cocaine, commenters would be appalled. If the teacher had prevented the boy from getting a vaccine, commenters would be rabid. If the thread says "Whoo! Go Laura, vax that boy, his parents must be stupid anti-vaxxers who deserve to have their parental rights shattered and ignored," that's A-OK. Pass the mustard. The story is here, behind a paywall. A Long Island Teacher Is Accused of Giving a Teenager a Covid Shot
A Long Island teacher is accused of giving a teenager a Covid shot without permission.
A 54-year-old public-school science teacher on Long Island was arrested on New Year’s Eve after being accused of giving a teenager an injection of what appeared to be Covid-19 vaccine without his parents’ consent, the Nassau County police said.
The police said that the teacher, Laura Parker Russo, administered a shot of what appeared to be a coronavirus vaccine to 17-year-old boy in her house in Sea Cliff, N.Y. The youth later went home and told his mother, who called the police and said she had not authorized the vaccination.
Ms. Russo was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, the police said. She has been removed from her classroom in the Herricks Public Schools system in New Hyde Park and reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation, schools officials said in a statement. A school website, which has been taken down, said Ms. Russo teaches at Herricks High School.
Ms. Russo did not respond immediately to an email sent by The New York Times. She was released after her arrest and is scheduled to appear in criminal court on Jan. 21, the police said. Unauthorized practice of a profession is a felony under the state education law that carries a penalty of up to four years in prison."
I think when comes to stupid, this really gets the prize, charging someone for vaccinating a 17 year old, to actually save their life. We need to get real if we are going to survive this pandemic.
A 17 year old should be able to get a vaccine on their own without parental consent.
have a hard time getting too upset about this one. EDIT: I am worried about HOW the teacher even HAD a vaccine, and whether it had been stored correctly, but I am NOT upset that a 17-year-old decided to get vaccinated. Weird mixture of right and wrong.
Of all the things a teacher could be doing to an under aged student at his/her home this sounds not as bad as it could have been
What if said student had anti-vaxxer parents and wanted to stay safe from Omicron? Not saying it's right, but in a few months the kid would be old enough to enlist and die for the country . . .
Well the sad thing about it's the students no longer have the teacher that cares about them. We already have a shortage of teachers. Her heart was there but her common sense wasn't