Court orders NC school to allow teen to attend

DURHAM, NC (AP) — A judge says a North Carolina teenager barred from attending school over fears about Ebola can return to class.

Multiple media outlets report that Durham County Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson issued an order Friday allowing 16-year-old Samuel Ubezonu to return to Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham.

Hudson says academy officials overreacted to concerns about the Ebola virus when they said Ubezonu, who did not travel abroad, had to have home instruction as a precaution. The boy’s father went to Nigeria in October.

Ubezonu’s parents say they received a letter on Oct. 28 from the school saying their son would have to do his studies at home for 21 days. County health officials told the school that home study was not necessary and travelers from Nigeria aren’t considered at risk for the virus.

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