Parents Furious After Unvaccinated Child Sent Home From School

Two Michigan parents are furious after their son was kicked out of school and told not to return until April 14 because he is not vaccinated.

On Thursday, the parents of Michael Donovan, an 11-year-old who attends Derby Middle School in Birmingham, Mich., were warned about sending their son to school, WJBK reports. They sent him anyway, but he was sent home Friday because he was lacking vaccinations and a student in his class has chicken pox.

“I don’t think it’s really fair… just because I didn’t get a shot,” Michael told the station.

“I don’t get to see my friends,” he added. “Everybody gets to go to school except me.”

A spokesperson for the district says they regret the concern this is causing parents, but the safety and health of students is their top priority. Around 15 families whose students have not been vaccinated have been contacted by the district.