Anti-vax director who threatened to close school and handed out ‘drug propaganda to staff’ closes kindergarten, blames vaccine mandates
- Perth anti-vaxxer director closes kindergarten after vaccination refusal
- Adam Zydek previously told staff he wanted to close Divine Mercy College
- Western Australia requires all teachers to be vaccinated by 2022
- Mr Zydek, in a letter to parents, blamed the mandate for the school’s closure
A renegade Covid-denying principal has closed his school’s kindergarten for refusing to receive a mandatory vaccination shot.
Adam Zydek told staff he is considering closing Divine Mercy College in Perth earlier this month to circumvent the Covid vaccination mandate.
The government of Western Australia is demanding that all teachers be vaccinated before the first semester next year, otherwise they will be suspended and risk being fired.
Perth principal Adam Zydek (pictured) of Divine Mercy College has closed his kindergarten after a staff meeting where he announced he would rather close his school than receive the Covid vaccine
Mr. Zydek called a meeting last week where he handed out antivax propaganda and told staff about his beliefs, teachers claimed.
The staff claimed that Mr Zydek told them he believed the vaccine was worse than trapping the virus, and that the technology used to develop vaccines used aborted fetuses.
They also claimed that he believed those who did not receive the vaccine would be taken from their homes to be forcibly given the vaccine and put in concentration camps.
All of these beliefs are categorically false.
The school (pictured) announced the kindergarten’s closure in a letter sent to parents on Wednesday, in which the principal and chairman apologized and blamed “the government’s position on mandatory vaccination for all staff” .
Staff are said to be deeply troubled by the meeting where Mr Zydek announced that he would rather close the school than get the vaccine.
Divine Mercy College has nearly 400 students and 50 staff, all of whom would be affected by Mr. Zydek’s decision to close the school.
However, Mr. Zydek cannot close the school unilaterally, as that decision rests with the board.
On Wednesday, Mr. Zydek announced in a letter to parents the “temporary suspension” of the school’s kindergarten next year.
The letter was signed by both Mr. Zydek and the school’s president, apologizing for the closure.
“Due to the government’s position regarding mandatory vaccination for all staff from the start of term 1 2022, we have come to the decision to suspend the operation of the kindergarten by the year 2022,” the letter read.
At a staff meeting earlier this month, Mr Zydek is said to have told staff at Divine Mercy College that he believed that people who had not received vaccinations would be kidnapped and put in concentration camps. He made no mention of plans for nearly 400 students and 50 employees
Education Minister Sue Ellery told The West Australian she was alarmed by the school’s decision.
“It would be very helpful if Divine Mercy College’s governing body responded to the Department of Education’s formal request for information about next year’s plans,” she said.
“I am confident that the vast majority of education staff will be vaccinated and ensure schools in Western Australia are safe next year.”
Employers caught with employees who have not been vaccinated face a $100,000 fine, and unvaccinated employees face a $20,000 fine.
Western Australia has a 73.4 percent vaccination rate among residents aged 12 and older, one of the lowest in the country.