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Parents send student to school while knowingly infected with coronavirus, mayor says

September 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Almost 30 teenagers have to quarantine after parents sent their child to a Massachusetts school despite knowing they were positive with Covid-19, according to Attleboro Public Schools and the town's mayor.

(CNN)Almost 30 teenagers have to quarantine after parents sent their child to a Massachusetts school despite knowing they were positive with Covid-19, according to Attleboro Public Schools and the town's mayor.

A Covid-19 positive student attended class on Monday, but the school wasn't notified of their diagnosis until the next day, Attleboro High School superintendent David Sawyer said in a letter sent out to families Tuesday night.

Twenty-eight students who had close contact with the infected person have been notified and asked to quarantine for 14 days, Sawyer said.

The school did not identify the student and family.

The parents told the city health department that while they found out their child tested positive on September 11, they thought that the child could go to school after quarantining for several days, according to Heroux.

In a plea to parents, Heroux asked families to keep their children home if they tested positive or are waiting for test results for coronavirus, and to call the school or health department if they have questions.

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