Schoolchildren were confronted by anti-vaxxers handing out leaflets at Amersham School, sparking fury from parents on social media.
Police confirmed two individuals approached kids walking home from school on October 11, handing out leaflets reading ‘taking the #clotshot won’t save your granny’ and ‘why would you inject an mRNA jab, still on trial until 2023?’
One also featured a QR code with a link to a website also promoting anti-vaccine theories.
Teaching staff eventually had to step in, and many parents expressed anger at the incident on social media, though some expressed sympathy with the demonstrators’ views.
Two other schools in Buckinghamshire were also targeted by activists in the same week, with police having to be called to the Sir William Borlase School in Marlow while the Beaconsfield School was also hit with protesters.
In response to the incident, Amersham School headteacher Mrs. Sharon Jarrett said: “I am a great believer in people making informed choices about all aspects of life, including whether or not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“However, I maintain that it is not appropriate to target children as they leave school, when their parents are not present to support them or to discuss the information being shared. I had a number of distressed students and subsequently distressed parents.
“In my opinion, I do not feel that the handing out of anti-vax leaflets to children, the day before their scheduled jab, is a sensible or kind thing to do. I trust my children and their parents in making an informed choice.”
This comes after anti-vax graffiti was daubed over buildings and walls in Amersham last September.