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'It's child abuse': Outrage as school nurse is suspended for refusing to wear mask as she claims 'scared kids' are vomiting and SLEEPING in them

 A New Jersey school nurse has been suspended from her job after claiming masks were child abuse, and refusing to wear one herself.

Erin Pein, 35, had refused to wear a mask to school for two days in April as a form of protest against the Strafford Township School District's mask mandate, and was suspended without pay on April 20.

Speaking to Republican gubernatorial candidate Hirsh Singh: 'I think the mask mandate is 100 percent child abuse.'

Pein also said she had witnessed young children suffering from severe anxiety and depression during the pandemic, and it's 'heartbreaking' to witness their anguish. 

The nurse said in a separate interview with Fox & Friends on Wednesday that she was 'deeply concerned' that the children in the Strafford Township School District were wearing the masks 'incorrectly.'

'I've seen kids come in with all kinds of dirty masks, the same masks for weeks, surgical masks that have food and dirt on them,' she said, recounting how one student had been 'shockingly' wearing a bandana as a mask for two weeks straight.

Erin Pein told 'Fox & Friends' on Wednesday that she was 'deeply concerned' that the children in the Strafford Township School District were wearing the masks 'incorrectly'

Erin Pein told 'Fox & Friends' on Wednesday that she was 'deeply concerned' that the children in the Strafford Township School District were wearing the masks 'incorrectly'

Pein said the student told her he could not take his mask off, and she thought, 'How could this be? This kid sleeping and showering in this mask for two weeks.'

The child was unable to get the mask off, she said, 'so we actually had to cut it off and throw it away.'

In another instance, Pein said, a young girl came to the nurse's office crying. 

'She had vomited in class,' Pein said. 'I pulled her mask off, it was full of vomit.' 

Pein told Singh that she felt sad that the child had to wear the vomit-filled mask down the hallway as she walked to the nurse's office. 

'They shouldn't have this problem,' Pein told Singh. 'It's harmful, it's dangerous.'

She said children 'learn how to be adults by recognizing faces and facial expressions' and 'masks were never supposed to be used this way.'

Pein, a nurse for 13 years, has three children of her own who all wear masks to school.

She explained that people should wash their hands before they put on masks and should only touch the ear loops, as the front of the mask can get filled with bacteria.

Masks should also be placed in a sealed bag, she told New Jersey 101.5, and 'you want to inspect it when you take it off.'

'Look at it,' she said. 'Make sure it doesn't have any moisture on it, it doesn't have any dirty spots, doesn't have any food on it.'

She also questioned the effectiveness of the masks at preventing COVID, and said children should not have to worry about wearing masks, as they are less likely to die from the respiratory virus.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children accounted for 0.21 percent of all COVID-19 related deaths, and 10 states reported zero child deaths.

Of the states surveyed in the report, only 0.03 percent of all child COVID cases resulted in death, although the disease remains dangerous for children with underlying conditions.

It can also trigger an inflammatory disorder called Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), which can prove fatal if left untreated.

And while children are at lower risk of serious COVID symptoms, they can still pass on the virus to adults who are more likely to get seriously-ill with it.  

A Facebook page has been set up in support of Pein, pictured, after she was suspended from her job for claiming masks were harmful to children and refusing to wear one herself

A Facebook page has been set up in support of Pein, pictured, after she was suspended from her job for claiming masks were harmful to children and refusing to wear one herself

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an order last year that mandated students who return to in-person learning in school buildings wear a mask at all times. Parents who did not want their children to wear a mask while in school had the option of learning remotely. 

She expressed her concerns to her supervisor, she said, but 'they just bluntly told me we are going to be following the mandates put in place by Gov. Murphy and that includes wearing masks.'

'I let them know that, as a nurse, I don't feel comfortable enforcing something that I can see and know that is harming someone.' 

So instead, Pein said, she decided to stage her own form of protest - and refused to wear a mask.

She went into her job without one for two days before being told on April 20 that she would be suspended without pay. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Stafford Township School District for comment. School board attorney Martin Buckley has previously told The Hill that the school district cannot comment on personnel issues.

'Unfortunately, it is a personnel matter and I do not have the ability to comment or discuss the matter, nor can I discuss any of the information that Ms. Pein has already chosen to make public,' he said in a statement.

The school board is set to determine Pein's future in the district on May 10, when her supporters have planned a protest of her suspension. 

The Strafford Township School District sent out a letter to parents on May 4 informing them about a planned 'Unmask our Kids' protest in support of Pein

The Strafford Township School District sent out a letter to parents on May 4 informing them about a planned 'Unmask our Kids' protest in support of Pein

Facebook page has been set up in support of Pein, which accepts donations for her, and Strafford Township School District Officials sent a letter out to parents on May 4 to make them aware about the upcoming 'Unmask Our Kids' protest.

'In collaboration with the Strafford Township Police Department, we are aksing that this protest remains peaceful and organized for the health and safety of our students, staff and community,' George Chidiac, the superintendent, wrote in the letter, noting that the district has set up three designated protest areas.

Anyone who enters one of the buildings, the Strafford Township Performing Arts Center will be expected to wear masks, he said, 'unless they have a doctor's note exempting them from such.'

'Our number one priority is everyone's safety and well-being,' he said. 'We are taking every precautionary measure to ensure this is a peaceful protest.' 

1 comment:

  1. Masks do NOTHING to stop transmission of viruses. NOTHING! CASES NOT DEATHS! EVENT 201 proves this was all a PLANNED FARCE! Understand that Epstein GUILTY Trumpy is a deep state FAKE like all others before him and gave Gates GAVI group a BILLION to FORCE a vaccine on YOU using the MILITARY in a 'powerful way' Gates controlled and funded Fauci AND Birx and they ALL should be EXECUTED. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pV1U9s3vJ0

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