Before America began shutting down its schools en masse, a mom in Massachusetts fretted on Facebook.
With a compromised immune system, she had concluded that it was safest if her child stayed home from school, so she kept her son home the first two days of the week. There was just one problem.
Because the school district had not closed its doors yet and her child was healthy, the absences were considered unexcused. On Facebook, she blasted the district for not closing school given the crisis unfolding.