The mother of a 13-year-old boy in California has claimed that someone at his school signed for him to get a COVID-19 vaccine sans the mom’s permission and the he was given the jab.
She said he recently came home from school and informed his mom that he had been vaccinated, by showing her his vaccine card, after he was offered pizza in exchange for getting vaccinated.
“It hurt to know he got a shot without my permission, without knowing and without signing any papers for him to get the shot,” Maribel Duarte said to NBC Los Angeles on Monday.
She said that she is vaccinated and is not anti-vaccine.
She said that the person who signed for him said, “Please don’t say anything. I don’t want to get in trouble.”
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….
In California, school vaccines are handled through the state Department of Public Health and created into law through the state legislature.
The LAUSD says as of the Thanksgiving break, 80% of eligible students at Obama Prep have been vaccinated…
The LAUSD has mandated a Jan. 10 vaccination for all students age 12 and above. Those who don’t get it and don’t have a legal exemption, will be forced back into virtual, online learning.
“The LAUSD does not have the power to add a vaccine to the California school schedule,” Jennifer Kennedy, an attorney who is following cases against the school district, said. “You couldn’t do it if you were a po-dunk school district and you can’t do it if you’re LAUSD, the second largest district in the nation. You don’t have that legal authority.”
A spokesperson for the school district said to Fox News Digital on Monday that it was “currently unable to confirm that this incident occurred at Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy.”
“With the Jan. 10, 2022, student vaccination deadline approaching, the District introduced the Safe Schools to Safe Steps Incentive Program throughout Los Angeles Unified Schools,” they said. “This program offers incentives to families who upload proof of their vaccine, have an approved medical exemption, or have conditional admissions.”
On Tuesday a federal judge struck down a Biden administration vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors, News 2 Charleston reported.
“Abuse of power by the Biden administration has been stopped cold again. The rule of law has prevailed and liberty is protected. When the President oversteps his authority the law is thankfully there to halt his misuse of power,” the attorney general said.
The judge issued a preliminary injunction which prohibits the government from enforcing the mandate, which marks the third time federal judges have sided with the attorney general against the Biden administration on the mandate.
The case was brought by Attorney General Wilson and Governor Henry McMaster, along with attorneys general and governors of six other states including Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia. Other state entities are also named as plaintiffs.
The lawsuit argues that the federal mandate, issued by President Biden on Sept. 9, is unconstitutional as it violates the Tenth Amendment, which grants states and the people powers that are not delegated by the Constitution to the federal government. It also calls into question the lack of exceptions for contractors that “work alone, outside, or even exclusively remotely.”
“A federal judge has again sided with Attorney General Alan Wilson and today blocked the vaccine requirement for federal contractors. This is the third time courts have agreed with Attorney General Wilson and blocked vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden administration,” the attorney general’s office said on Twitter.