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California family ambushed by school officials, TV news crew after they refused to vaccinate their daughter

Thursday, February 16, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: vaccinations, family, ambush

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(NaturalNews) A Sacramento, Cal., family was recently bombarded by a news crew from KXTV News 10 and several officials from the Natomas Unified School District (NUSD) in Sacramento County for not vaccinating their daughter. Cayleh Morrison was one of several students in her neighborhood who legally refused the Tdap vaccination for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), which prompted a surprise ambush at her home that is now the subject of a new lawsuit.

Courthouse News Service reports that on September 23, 2011, Heyman Matlock, the student service director of NUSD where Cayleh is a student; a school nurse; and a camera crew from KXTV came unannounced to Cayleh's home in an attempt to forcefully administer the Tdap vaccine to her. The crew not only trespassed private property, but KXTV cameras filmed the house, the family, and a list containing detailed personal and medical information about Cayleh and the other "truant" students, all of which was broadcast on television.

"Plaintiff Leisa Wells (Cayleh's mother) answered the door and found Mr. Matlock and the nurse on her doorstep, and was shocked to find that she was being filmed head-on by a KXTV television news crew as the crew was standing on her lawn," says the complaint. "Mr. Matlock stated that he was there with the nurse to administer a Tdap vaccination to Cayleh Morrison. Shocked at being filmed in this interaction and with the presumptuousness of Mr. Matlock's approach, she told him forcefully to leave, and closed the door."

While canvassing the neighborhood in pursuit of the other unvaccinated children, Matlock apparently also implied to KXTV that Cayleh and the other children were "under an obligation to be vaccinated," which is entirely false. California law provisions that individuals can opt out of getting vaccinated for both medical and philosophical reasons (http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx).

But Matlock made no mention of this fact during his apparent vaccination crusade, which the lawsuit identifies as "intentionally disseminat[ing] negative information" that resulted in numerous "unwelcome contacts to the family from numerous places around the country." The family's contact information, of course, was visually displayed on screen during the KXTV report, as part of the charade.

Cayleh's family is currently seeking damages for trespass, invasion of privacy, conspiracy, and unlawful dissemination of private information and school and medical records.

However, vaccine "non-compliance" stunts like this one could soon be replaced by forced vaccination of students in private, as drug company-backed legislation in California is currently pushing to allow secret vaccinations of young students without parental consent (http://www.naturalnews.com/033629_vaccinations_parental_consent.html).

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