“Really concerns me. I don’t want to keep my boy out of school,” said Billy Dennison. “I think [they should stay home] for another couple of weeks; I don’t think it would hurt. I mean, you have a lot of children that are involved, so I don’t think it would hurt.”


Originally the school had only sent a letter to teachers’ homes notifying staff of the students’ arrival and of precautions to be taken. Those precautions included taking the students’ temperatures three times a day over the next 21 days, the longer side of the deadly virus’s incubation period.

Still, word got out, and soon enough, the district released a public letter on its website, explaining the situation to parents—but now also declaring that the parents of the Rwandan students would keep the children home for the 21-day incubation period instead.


It is unclear whether the parents offered to keep their children out of school on their own or if the school district made the suggestion, the news station notes.

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