School’s Children & Teachers Kept Getting Cancer, Parents Blame Nearby Cell Tower

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Cancer is one of the deadliest incurable diseases in the world and it really is something that children should not suffer or endure. Sadly, it can be caused by quite a lot of things, and even children cannot avoid those. Four unfortunate children from a school in the US have even come down with cancer, all supposedly due to a nearby cell tower which emits radiation.

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The heartbreaking incident happened in Weston Elementary School in Ripon, San Joaquin County, California. Four students and three teachers have been diagnosed with cancer which was quite puzzling and worrying. This sent 200 angered parents in a school board meeting where they started suspecting that a nearby Sprint cell tower was the culprit.

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The first incident of a student getting diagnosed with cancer was back in 2016 and since then, three more cases have appeared. One of the children even developed something as bad as brain cancer. Still, despite the alarming state of the students’ health, the Ripon Unified School District (RUSD) claimed that the said cell tower was within safety standards and working normally based on the initial tests.


“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” recalled Monica Ferulli, one of the parents of the cancer-stricken kids. The parents actually called for their own radiation tests for the said cell tower and contrary to the “tests” conducted by RUSD, it showed higher electromagnetic radiation readings than normal.

In response to the distressed parents, RUSD stated that while they do empathize for the families and children, their 25-year contract with Sprint had no out clause, meaning both parties will have to agree on a relocation before it happens. With that said, kids’ lives ought to be more valuable than a $2,000-per-month lease agreement which RUSD reportedly receives.

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