Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Assumption Academy in Walton, Kentucky, had a problem.
The school suffered a chickenpox outbreak in March, and officials knew more students hadn’t been vaccinated. Sacred Heart ordered all students to be vaccinated, but several objected, including Jerome Kunkel, according to the International Business Times.
Based on his religious beliefs, Kunkel refused to get vaccinated because the original vaccination was developed in the 1960s from two unborn fetuses.
When the school barred Kunkel from attending class, he hired a lawyer and filed a suit against the school.
That’s when karma kicked in: Kunkel came down with the chickenpox.
Christopher Wiest, the family’s attorney, said:
“From their perspective, they always recognized they were running the risk of getting it, and they were OK with it.”
Whether Kunkel was really okay with getting the childhood disease or not, now he has it. He hopes to return to school when the illness has run its course.