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.
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.
“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 news