(NJ.com) — MAPLE SHADE, New Jersey — Children who recently moved from Africa are being kept from going to school in one South Jersey town amid anxiety stemming from the Ebola outbreak.
The Maple Shade school district wrote in a letter posted on its website that the kids are not showing any symptoms of Ebola and that they spent time in East Africa, away from the affected areas.
"We have students who have spent time in the eastern portion of Africa that were scheduled to start in our schools on Monday," Superintendent Beth Norcia wrote in a letter posted on Saturday. "Despite the fact that the students are symptom-free and not from an affected area, the parents have elected to keep their children home past the 21 day waiting period."
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