Lawsuits in Los Angeles, California are flying over a vaccine mandate and more may be on the way after a California school district bribed children with pizza in exchange for their silence.
Maribel Duarte, mother, was shocked when her 13 year old son came home with a vaccine card after he agreed to be vaccinated in exchange for pizza at the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy school in South LA.
Duarte now wants to know why she wasn’t notified and why she wasn’t asked permission first.
“The lady that gave him the shot and signed the paper told my son, ‘Please don’t say anything. I don’t want to get in trouble,'” Duarte added.
The LAUSD says student matters are confidential and wouldn’t comment specifically, but did say its “safe schools to safe steps incentive program” is meant to ensure several steps are in place for vaccinated students to receive prizes. Duarte says she’s not against the vaccine. She’s vaccinated herself, but it’s different with her son.
Duarte disclosed that she was going to consult her doctor first because her son has underlying medical issues.
“It hurt to know he got a shot without my permission, without knowing and without signing any papers for him to get the shot,” Duarte said.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has imposed a vaccine mandate on all students 12 or older and both doses “must be uploaded before January 10, 2022.”
There are now at least two lawsuits against the LAUSD over the mandate and attorney Jennifer Kennedy has been following them.
Kennedy said: “These grotesque contests and displays of treatment and candy and gifts and favors, raffles and cash prizes inducing the kids to the vaccination.
“Here is the problem, kids in California cannot consent to vaccination.”
She continued “The LAUSD does not have the power to add a vaccine shot to the California school schedule.
“You couldn’t do it if you were so a po-dunk school district and you can’t do it if your LAUSD, the second-largest district in the nation. You don’t have that legal authority.”
A school in LA gave students the vaccine without their parent’s permission after they bribed the students with pizza and told them not to tell their parents: pic.twitter.com/NMNpL5w3FE