PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. — An entire marching band at a Mid-South High School is in quarantine.
That’s 158 students from South Panola High School in North Mississippi.
FOX13 found out the quarantine began after three band students tested positive for the coronavirus.
The concern in Panola County is where the virus could spread from here and who the infected band students could come in contact with.
Panola County’s Brenda Russell echoed that feeling.
“Sardis is about 8 miles from here, and we are traveling back and forth to Batesville and to Sardis to Como to Senatobia, this is fixin' to be a problem,” Russell said.
Russell has family members who go to just about every school in Panola County and she told us the fact that the whole South Panola Band got sent home is unnerving.
The school district told FOX13 the whole band was quarantined on Monday.
They said 100 of the students were learning face to face, and 58 were doing virtual learning, but coming to school for band practice. All of them are quarantined.
“Something has to be done, they should have never opened the schools back up, point blank they should have never done it. They shouldn’t have," Russell said.
According to the school system, band students were practicing social distancing but can’t wear their masks while playing their instruments.
“The moral of the story and I am going to break it down for you baby, is they should have never opened the schools back up, that is it,” Russell said.
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