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Carlsbad Students Cleared from Chinese Quarantine

— A school spokeswoman says a group of California students and teachers have been released after being quarantined for a week in China because some of their classmates tested positive for swine flu.

Caroline Callaway, a spokeswoman for the private Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, says 26 ninth graders and five teachers who had been held in a hotel in Yichang for a week were released

She says three students and a teacher who were in a hospital but tested negative for swine flu have also been released.

Callaway says the group will travel to Shanghai and leave China Saturday. It was not immediately clear when they would arrive in California.

Callaway says six students and one teacher who tested positive for swine flu remain in a hospital.

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