SLO County students walk out, skip school over vaccine mandate

November 16, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

For the second time in the span of a month, at least hundreds of San Luis Obispo County students did not show up to class on Monday in connection to a statewide protest over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for schools.

Many parents pulled their children out of SLO County schools, while other students seized the opportunity to ditch class. Some students who ditched class did not show up to school at all. Others attended class in the morning and then left campus.

At Atascadero High School, attendance levels were relatively normal during first and second periods, students said. By third period, about 25 to 50 percent of students were gone.

In addition to the walkout, a group of protesters gathered on Branch Street in Arroyo Grande. Demonstrators later moved to outside the SLO County Public Health Department on Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo. The protest outside the Public Health Department was not as large as the one that took place during the statewide walkout in October.

Gov. Newsom’s mandate requiring the vaccine in order for children to attend schools in-person takes effect first for seventh through 12th grade students after the vaccine s fully authorized. It will later apply to kindergarten through sixth grade students.


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Jorge Estrada

More chaos, what’s next?


kettle

Book burning, anti-science political recalls, parents trying to shutdown school mental health programs and 2 more years of masks, restrictions and economic woes from anti-vaxxers trying to drag this out as long as possible.


Then in 3-10+ years increased sickness and disease in a new generation of children who’s parents are vaccine adverse and not gettings mmr, polio and all the other shots now, killing more people and raising healthcare costs for everyone in the future.


This is why we can’t have nice things like the “socialists” in fully reopened Denmark where over 95% of Danes over 50 are fully vaccinated.


derasmus

Newsflash, capitalism is alive and well in Denmark.


kettle

News not at all, some people think the scandinavian countries are some sort of socialist hell holes with free stuff, but it’s very nice.


Capitalism is alive and well everyplace.


SloShortBusser

These are the kids will grow up to be winners, unlike the mandate happy window lickers and sheep.


kettle

“the kids that will grow up”


“sheep”, Really owned the libs there champ.


kettle

This is fantastic, these otherwise fully vaccinated students can home school with the unvaxxed family and help keep the case numbers down (for the rest of us). Also America does need more truck drivers.


“Vaccine mandates are causing teachers who don’t believe in science to quit, nurses who don’t believe in medicine to quit, and cops who don’t believe in public safety to quit. I’m failing to see the downside to this” – Jeff T


In other news: COVID-19 hot spots like Colorado may offer a sign of what’s ahead for the U.S. Hospitals in New Mexico and Colorado are overwhelmed, COVID-19 hot spots like Colorado may offer a sign of what’s ahead for the U.S.


All these anti-vaxxers are making this last longer, They are delaying the full reopening of America by years. Also I hear Measles is going to make a comeback, thanks for that.


805thirdeye

I agree with ‘kettle’!


I had to start looking at those who decline vaccines purely based on their politics as future participants in population control.


Freethebud

Taking the lead from their moronic parents.


truthinscience

Great to hear. Our schools and society do not need them, being meaningless and useless to society. It is Home Schooling for them until they display some intelligence and support for fellow students and school staff and our nation. They should be expelled from school until fall of next year and left behind one year in school. Good riddance. Ugly Americans.


derasmus

“Ugly Americans?” Speak for yourself


kettle

When you got nothing, go for a personal attack.

In an article about misbehaving children even.


H.Garza

I want to have your ideology! You sound so happy and fulfilled from your world view!

Haha no wonder leftism is becoming more and more unpopular in America! Please keep posting stuff like this so people can see what’s behind the veil of the chill, cultured, informed, scientific, secular, post modern democrat. “Ugly American”…


shelworth

Good for them! This reassures me about our future!


Zoiebowie

Poor children. Caught in the middle of this moronic situation.


BenDigug

Good


fat chance

Good for them….