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Did School Officials Overreact to the Ebola Scare?

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”.