THE anti-vaxxer responsible for calling in bomb threats to a school and the NHS and vandalising a vaccine centre has apologised for his actions on his Facebook page.

In his post, which was made on November 23 shortly after the hoax call,  Rodney Peaseley, who will be sentenced at Truro Crown Court early next year after pleading guilty to calling Richard Lander School and Kernow Health as well as causing damage at Mount Hawke Surgery, said: "To All of the Community

"There are no words to adequately express my regret and dismay at what I have done. It was reckless, totally misguided and wrong! I am ashamed.

"I hope that you can find it in yourselves to believe that I was acting with no malice or intent to harm whatsoever. Current circumstances have overwhelmed me.

"I am in shock at the enormity of what I have done, and all I can do for now, is apologise totally and unreservedly for my ill conceived and irresponsible actions.

"I am immensely sorry for the understandable distress, anger and upset caused. I take full responsibility, and will accept whatever punishment the court sees fit to impose on me, and take any help I'm offered to understand and address my mental health, and how I could ever have allowed myself to become so embroiled in all the actions I have perpetrated, and lose myself.

"I hope one day you will be able to find it in your hearts to forgive me."

But immediately after vandalising the vaccine centre he was reposting anti-vaccine propaganda about the destruction of vaccine centres. On the day of the destruction he was liking and reposting stories about the vaccine giving people cancer from the notorious right wing propaganda site InfoWars.

Before the call to the school he was reposting videos of anti-vaxxers harassing school children with megaphones outside their school.

By far the most serious post was one of a cartoon of Dr Anthony Fauci in an electric chair about to have the switch pulled by anti-vaxxers. Many of the posts have been fact checked by Facebook and found to be false. On one post Peaseley berates Facebook for 'lying about the genoicide' of the vaccine programme.

Twice on November 3, Peaseley checked in on the Richard Lander Facebook page. As recently as December 14, two days before his court court appearance he was reposting ant-vax conspiracy theory videos. 

Peaseley, who gave his address as Radnor Golf & Leisure, Radnor Road, Scorrier, Redruth, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to two charges of malicious communication involving the bomb threats on November 19 and four charges of criminal damage to a marquee attached to Mount Hawke medical centre on November 9 which was being used as a vaccination centre. He will be sentenced in the new year at Truro Crown Court.


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