Michigan Teen Catches COVID when School Forces her to take In-Class SAT

A Michigan teen says she caught COVID-19 when her school forced her to take an in-person SAT.

Teachers at Bloomfield Hills High School told the unidentified 17-year-old she needed to take the test in a classroom with other students if she wanted to graduate. She complied and tested positive for COVID-19 a short time later, she says. She then spent the next two months holed up in her bedroom so her high-risk mom wouldn’t be in danger, she says.

Making the situation worse is Michigan education officials say an SAT isn’t required to graduate high school – although individual districts can make it a prerequisite if they choose to.

Would a lawsuit against the district be successful?

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