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Hazlehurst principal will take a vacation due to public concerns

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Some parents pulled their children from school early Tuesday Some parents pulled their children from school early Tuesday
Superintendent says the middle school principal was screened by the CDC when he returned to US from Africa Superintendent says the middle school principal was screened by the CDC when he returned to US from Africa

The superintendent of Hazlehurst Schools has now announced that Middle School principal, Lee Wannik, is taking a week long paid vacation. It's due to a public outcry about his recent travels.

Wannik recently returned to Zambia, where he went for his brother's funeral.

Many parents had expressed concern citing the recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa; dozens even pulled their children out of school early Tuesday.

The Superintendent says the principal was screened by the CDC on his way back into the country.

We will be speaking to the State Health Department later today, and we're expecting a statement from the state's Epidemiologist.

Stay with us for all the latest details of this story.

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