- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) - A former suburban Detroit teacher says those who knew Craig Spencer in high school are not surprised that he would risk his safety to help people with the Ebola virus.

Grosse Pointe North High School Principal Kate Calabresa Murray says Spencer exhibited a “maturity beyond his years” while a student there in the late 1990s.

The 33-year-old physician is being treated for Ebola in New York City. He was hospitalized Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea where he worked with Doctors without Borders.

Spencer wasn’t one of Murray’s students at Grosse Pointe North, but she remembers his interest in science and service. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.

A woman identifying herself as Spencer’s mother declined to be interviewed Friday by The Associated Press.



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