CAVE CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Cave Creek Unified School District confirmed Tuesday morning that 100 students and 10 staff members at Cactus Shadows High School are now in quarantine. 

According to a school spokesperson, there are six confirmed positive cases. 

Of those cases, two of those were football players, causing 50 players to quarantine at the end of September.

It's not clear whether the additional students are quarantining because of another case or because of contact tracing. 

"The communication between the administration and parents…and I think this will go a long way…it’s been absolutely horrible," said Jason Grandon, whose son, Jayden, is a freshman at Cactus Shadows High School.

Jason and Jayden said the quarantine situation is doing more harm than good.

"From a couple of my friends that are in my classes, they think it’s stupid that one person gets it and even the person and people around them that may not even have it have to miss two weeks of school, which is hard to make up all that work," Jayden said.

“My daughter just came off quarantine," said Jennifer Clouse, whose daughter is a senior. "There’s a lot of inconsistencies and not a lot of logic to it."

Clouse's daughter had to miss four volleyball games because of it.

She never developed any symptoms and was willing to take several tests to prove she was negative, but parents said even if their kids test negative, the district told them they still had to stay home. The district said that's based on guidance from Maricopa County.

"If it was negative, she couldn’t return to school, so really…for the student who has been exposed and is in quarantine…there really isn’t any options," said Clouse.

The amount of cases at the school have met the county's criteria for an "outbreak." The county's criteria states there is an outbreak if there are two or more laboratory confirmed cases in students, children in care, residents or staff who do not share a household within the same 14-day period.


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