US Teacher Arrested for Vaccinating Student Without Parental Consent

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A New York school teacher has been arrested for vaccinating a student against the coronavirus without the consent of the 17-year-old’s parents. That reports the BBC.


Biology teacher Laura Russo (54) from Long Island is said to have vaccinated the 17-year-old boy – who had asked for the vaccine herself – at her home. Video footage shows the woman telling the boy that “everything will be okay, I hope. So there you go, home vaccination.”

The boy’s parents are said to have alerted the police after their son came home and told them what had happened.

The police arrested Russo on New Year’s Eve. She faces a four-year prison sentence for performing a medical procedure without parental consent and without the necessary medical qualifications.

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