The owners of a private school in Miami are telling current employees who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to hold off. Going further, they say they won’t hire anyone who has received a coronavirus vaccine.
Centner Academy officials sent an email to parents who pay nearly $30,000 a year per student that says, according to WFOR, “Until further notice, we ask any employee who has not yet taken the experimental COVID-19 injection, to wait until the end of the school year. We also recommended that all faculty and staff hold off on taking the injection until there is further research available on whether this experimental drug is impacting unvaccinated individuals. It is our policy, to the extent possible, not to employ anyone who has taken the experimental COVID-19 injection until further information is known.”
The email also instructed that those who have gotten a vaccine to stay away from students, The New York Times reported.
The email goes on to threaten legal action if a staff member tells the school they didn’t get a vaccine but actually did, WFOR reported.
Lelia Centner has claimed that people who have been vaccinated “may be transmitting something from their bodies” that could hurt others, specifically affecting “reproductive systems, fertility, and normal growth and development in women and children,” the Miami Herald reported.
The correspondence does not cite any scientific research.
An email to the Miami Herald from the school provided links to unofficial websites that track alleged deaths related to the vaccines.
The Times called the beliefs being share by Centner misinformation and found that she has frequently shared anti-vaccine posts on social media.
In the email to parents, Centner said, “We are not 100 percent sure the Covid injections are safe and there are too many unknown variables for us to feel comfortable at this current time,” the Times reported.
“We know not everyone agrees on this topic, but this is our philosophy at Centner Academy, one in which many of our teachers and parents share,” school officials told the newspaper via email.
A mother, who asked WTVJ to identify her as Lidia, said “The whole year has been unbelievably shuffled for all of us to know what to do. And I don’t know if there’s going to be teachers there.”
Lidia told WTVJ that she signed a document that does not permit her to speak negatively about the school.
“They’re very pro ‘my body, my choice’ and yet, it’s the complete opposite of that is what she’s actually telling these teachers. It’s your body but it’s her choice,” Lidia told WTVJ.
Lidia also told the news station, when it comes to Centner’s beliefs that a vaccinated person could spread something to another person, “I mean, that’s just absolutely an insane comment. I mean, I don’t know how she can possibly imagine that something’s going to pass through the air from one person to the other.”
Lidia told WTVJ she would take her child out of the school if she could afford it.
Centner and her husband, David Centner, incorporated the school in 2018, the Herald reported.
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