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Massachusetts elementary school student reportedly sent home after sneezing

A fourth-grader in Massachusetts was reportedly sent home from his school after sneezing in class and told to not return until testing negative for COVID-19, the boy’s father told the local CBS affiliate station in Boston.



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Massachusetts elementary school student reportedly sent home after sneezing

Thierno Keita explained to WBZ-TV on Tuesday that he got a call from the nurse at Bishop Elementary School telling him he had to come pick up his son, Lancinet.

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“I sneezed two times then the teacher told me to go to the nurse,” Lancinet Keita said in an interview. “I was thinking I didn’t have anything just a couple sneezes.”

Thierno Keita said his son had no symptoms before arriving at the school just north of Boston on Tuesday. The father also claimed his son is still not exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms, taking Lancinet Keita’s temperature in the WBZ

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4th-grader sent home from school after sneezing

A father in Massachusetts says his nine-year-old son – a 4th-grader – was sent home from school this week because he was sneezing, CBS Boston reports.



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“I sneezed two times, then the teacher told me to go to the nurse,” said the boy, Lancinet Keita.

Lancinet said he felt fine, but his sneezes sent him to the nurse’s office where he had to wait for his dad to pick him up from John A. Bishop Elementary School in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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“I was thinking I didn’t have anything, just a couple sneezes,” Lancinet said.



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His father, Thierno Keita, said a call from the school nurse Tuesday morning caught him by surprise. 

“I’ve been so upset about it,” Thierno Keita

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