Several schools in Ohio and Texas shut down and canceled classes in response to the fear of Ebola. Some people think it was a good decision to play it safe, while others are calling it a complete overreaction.
The reason for the alarm was because some staff members and students possibly came into contact with a person infected with Ebola. An email sent to parents said the schools would be closed after they learned that a middle school staff member may have traveled aboard the same airplane, though not on the same flight, as Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson.
Since it wasn’t even the same flight a lot of people are calling the decision to close the schools “overkill” while others are saying it’s a great pro-active decision and it’s “better safe than sorry”.