A B.C. teacher was reprimanded this week for yelling anti-vaccine rhetoric at health-care workers during a COVID-19 immunization clinic at his school, according to a consent resolution agreement with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.
Patrick James Nelson, a secondary school teacher in the Coast Mountains School District in Terrace, B.C., in October 2021 when the health authority held a clinic at the school and he stormed in to express his views.
“Students who were legally able to make decisions for themselves were encouraged to attend the clinic in order to get vaccinated,” reads the decision that was published online Tuesday.
“Nelson left the class he was teaching unattended and made his way to the cafeteria where he angrily interrupted and disrupted the vaccination clinic with students present. Nelson addressed health authority staff in a raised and angry voice.”