Staff, families from six school districts on high alert over Ebola concerns

Five local schools districts are being pro-active to keep their staff and students safe. Superintendents in Moore and Newcastle sent out mass phone and text messages to hundreds of parents Sunday warning them to be on high alert.

They said students and staff were on a cruise with the Dallas healthcare worker who treated Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Staff, students and families from the Mustang, Noble and Blanchard schools districts were also on board that ship.

Any Moore, Blanchard, Noble and Mustang school staff, parents, or students on board the ship are being asked to stay home until the Dallas healthcare worker is cleared.

Moore Public School parents say this definitely hits close to home.

“I knew that it was close to home but it kind of took me by surprise,” said one parent.

Officials say the students’ absences won’t be counted against them, and they’ll be able to make up missed work.


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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.