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CT School Keeps Student Out over Ebola Fears, Parents File Suit

A Connecticut third-grader was kept home from school because of concerns over Ebola, and now her parents are suing the school for keeping their daughter out for no other reason but fear.

Seven-year-old Ikeoluwa Opayemi traveled with her family to a wedding in Nigeria early this month, from October 2nd to the 13th. It’s worth noting here that on October 20th, the World Health Organization officially declared Nigeria Ebola-free after 42 days without any reported cases.

Neither the state nor the local government have ordered their house to be quarantined, but the school said they do not want the girl showing up over concerns that she may spread Ebola. And the superintendent threatened that if she showed up on school property, they would bring in the police to throw her out.

They are, however, sending a tutor to her house.

The girl’s parents are now suing the city and seeking $250,000 in damages.

Watch WTNH’s report below:

[h/t CBS News]
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