When the teen’s mother learned what happened, she called the police, and Russo was taken into custody at her home without incident.
“The mother had not given permission or authority to have her son injected with a COVID vaccine,” the department said in a statement.
Russo was charged with the Unauthorized Practice of a Profession under New York State Education Law. The Nassau County School District said that Russo has been reassigned from the classroom pending an investigation. School officials noted that the incident did not involve her students and did not happen on school property.