How ‘cult’ teacher teaches school students how to spread Ebola virus
Posted On August 5, 2021
RCA is facing criticism over teaching students how they can spread Ebola.
Key points: The school in Cairns has been closed since Sunday More than 100 teachers and staff have been infected since Saturday The school is run by the Department of Education, which is responsible for teaching RCA students about the Ebola virus RCA schools in Queensland are being run by a Department of Health contracted agency, which has been tasked with overseeing the school.
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible with overseeing all the schools in the state, including RCA.
It’s understood the Department contracted the company to run the school on a voluntary basis in an effort to help students.
A DPI spokesperson told ABC Radio Brisbane that it was unaware of the school’s closure until the ABC contacted them about the matter on Monday.
“Our department is currently working closely with RCA to ensure that staff, students and families remain safe and well,” the spokesperson said.
RCE schools in NSW were shut after the NSW government announced on Saturday that schools were closing on Sunday.
The state government has said that schools will remain open until further notice.
The department has confirmed that RCA has contracted the school to operate the school in its role of a “community engagement teacher”.
“The Department is contracted to provide a range of support to RCA schools, including health and safety and operational support to ensure staff and students remain safe, healthy and free of Ebola,” the department said in a statement.
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