The death of a 10-year-old girl from coronavirus complications has now come as another shock to a community in Virginia: the girl’s parents say her teacher hired her to escort sick students to expose her to the virus.
Officials at Suffolk Public Schools are now investigating the claim. School District spokesman Anthony Ward said Virginian-pilot If true, this step would be a violation of school policy. She said that at school, only adults with Kovid-1 symptoms are allowed to walk to the nurse’s office.
Teresa Sperry, a fifth-grader at Hillpoint Elementary School, died last week when she first began to suffer from headaches. Two days after her death, health officials informed the family that she was positive for Kovid Pilot.
Her parents have said they have taken all safety measures to protect Teresa from the virus, even to limit the possible exposure to covid in their bus by taking their children to school.
But he says Teresa’s teacher regularly visited her at the nurse’s office with other sick children.
“It was her class work,” Jeff Sperry said Pilot.
“And she said that if the children were sick and needed to go home, they would have to carry their book bags,” her mother told the newspaper.
The couple first claimed the bombshell on Facebook, where Nicole Sperry wrote that Teresa “would have stayed here if people had stopped sending their sick children to school. At Hillpoint, her teacher offered her a job as a nurse. She had to walk all the sick students in her class to the nurse’s office. ”
The school district sent a letter to parents announcing the “sad news” of a student’s death, but the Sperry family was never able to make a phone call, her mother wrote.
School officials responded quickly to the family’s allegations.
“The protocol for Hillpoint Elementary School is to contact the class teacher or any adult at the head office with a ‘C’. When this happens, the administrator or school nurse will come to pick up one of the students in the class,” the spokesman said. Pilot. “We are still investigating to make sure the process was faithfully followed.”
Both parents were vaccinated against covid, but Jeff Sperry contracted a contagious infection after the death of their daughter.
In Interview with CNN Over the weekend, the couple said they hoped their situation would alert other people that the epidemic is still very real, although some people prefer to ignore the danger of covid.
“If it was over, my daughter would still be here. We wouldn’t be conducting these interviews. We wouldn’t be preparing for her funeral. It makes me so uncomfortable that people are so rude about it, my only daughter is gone, ”Nicole said.
Jeff Sperry said Teresa was “happy, she was healthy and strong and it took her less than five days.”