UPDATED 3:26 p.m. ET: In a correction issued by Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco, the four people who died were two teachers, one teacher assistant, and a “Broward County Public Schools graduate with close ties to the school district through her job.” All of them were female.
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Florida, a state with political leadership hell-bent on standing in the way of protective pandemic measures, saw four educators in the Broward County school system die within a 24-hour period due to COVID-19.
Between Tuesday and Wednesday, per CBS Miami, three Broward County school teachers and one assistant died after contracting COVID-19. At least three of the educators have been confirmed to have been unvaccinated, while the vaccination status of the fourth was not known at the time of this writing.
“In a 24-hour span, we had an [assistant] pass away, a teacher at her school also pass away, another teacher at another elementary school pass away, and another teacher at a high school,” Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco said, adding that it’s “extremely frightening” to be met with such news on a daily basis.
Complex has reached out to reps for the Broward County School Board and the Broward Teachers Union for comment.