CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Incident Involving COVID-19 And Quarantined Student.
Leader Of St. John Paul The Second Caught On Camera, Calls Boca Raton Police.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
UPDATED Saturday, August 21, 201 at 9 a.m.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — In an optics nightmare for St. John Paul The 2nd Academy in Boca Raton, the school’s white leader is caught on camera screaming at the black parents of a child who either tested positive for COVID-19 or was exposed — leading to a mandatory quarantine.
That leader, identified as Brother Daniel Aubin, is heard on camera ordering that Boca Raton Police be called to the scene when his parents arrived to, in their words, obtain the child’s distance learning schedule and his parking pass.
The video, shot by the child’s mom — an attorney — is now getting attention on social media. There was no immediate response from Brother Aubin when BocaNewsNow.com sought comment, context or clarification Friday night.
A family friend, contacting BocaNewsNow.com, shared the following about the child and the incident: “he’s the only one who was sent home, as he was supposedly infected, but his test came back negative, he’s been sent home for 10 days with no virutal schooling. I feel strongly they are singling him out because he’s black.”
But the Diocese of Palm Beach County is apparently on edge due a death at one of its schools, and claims to be routinely sending home children for quarantine. This is part of a letter obtained by BocaNewsNow.com, sent by Gary Gelo who is Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese.
”Sadly, in just the last few days, the number of students and teachers who have had to quarantine has risen dramatically, and in some cases, whole classes have had to stay home due to exposure. Tragically, this week, one of our beloved school staff members died from COVID-19. These are truly challenging times that demand challenging solutions.”
In the videos, which we are publishing below, you will hear the child’s parents say that they are there to pick up a schedule for distance or virtual learning. The child was apparently quarantined as a result of COVID-19. Brother Aubin, however, decides on the spot — with the camera rolling — that he is kicking the child out of school. It was not immediately clear what offense the child committed to be removed from school as he was home while his mother videotaped her interaction with Aubin.
We are awaiting official comment from the school. The parents are said to be considering legal action — we will update when we receive an on the record statement from the family.
For now, the videos tell at least one side of the story. There were no arrests. Boca Raton Police took information and left.
The yearly tuition at the school is approximately $14,000.
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