(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) 1 September 2011 — The state Senate has passed on a 35-4 vote a CTA-opposed measure that would lead to educators, educational support professionals, and classified employees “volunteering” to rectally insert a form of valium into students who are experiencing seizures on school grounds or buses.
SB 161 (by Sen. Bob Huff) is expected to head to Gov. Jerry Brown, who must decide whether to veto the bill that is opposed by teachers, nurses, school nurses, and parents.
The unofficial tally of 35-4 shows a number of Senate Democrats joining the Republican minority in approving the measure.
Opponents of the measure can contact Gov. Brown’s Capitol office and urge him to veto the measure.
Phone: (916) 445.4341
The illustration below features the manufacturer’s instructions for administering the valium through a student’s rectal cavity.