An Ontario science teacher was found guilty of professional misconduct for telling students that vaccinations could lead to death, disrupting a clinic in a high school and suggesting public health nurses were withholding information on vaccines from teenagers.
Timothy Sullivan, a teacher in Waterford, Ont., argued that he was concerned that students were not being properly informed of the negative side effects of vaccines and yet were required to give consent.
But Ravi Vethamany, chair of a three-member independent disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Teachers, said on Wednesday that Mr. Sullivan committed all the alleged acts of professional misconduct.
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In a two-day hearing, the lawyer for the College said Mr. Sullivan’s personal opinion on vaccines affected his ability to professionally conduct himself in the school.
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