The school did not identify the student and family.
Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux and the superintendent were baffled by the incident, the mayor told CNN. The parents told the city health department that while they found out their child tested positive on September 11, they thought that the child could go to school after quarantining for several days, according to Heroux.
“The parents used very poor judgment, it’s very frustrating,” Heroux said. “The school department did everything they were supposed to do.”
In a plea to parents, Heroux asked families to keep their children home if they tested positive or are waiting for test results for coronavirus, and to call the school or health department if they have questions.