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200 students out sick for 2nd day after stomach bug hits Chandler Creek Elementary in Greer

November 4, 2019


A MASTY STOMACH BUG KEEPING STUDENTS HOME TODAY. TO TALK WITH PARENTS AND THE DISTRICT ABOUT THIS OUTBREAK. THAT’S 20% OF THE STUDENT BODY THAT WAS SICK. IT’S NOT JUST STUDENTS. MANY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS HAVE HAD TO CALL OUT THIS WEEK. WHICH ALSO HAPPENS TO BE THE WEEK OF STATE TESTING. THE GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS IT WAS TUESDAY AFTER LUNCH THAT THE FIRST FEW STUDENTS STARTED SHOWING UP AT THE NURSE’S OFFICE WITH NAUSEA. THE DISTRICT RULED OUT A SCHOOL LUNCH PROBLEM AND QUICKLY DETERMINED IT WAS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS. YESTERDAY ABOUT 200 KIDS WERE OUT. TODAY ROUGHLY THE SAME. INITIALLY IT WAS VERY MUCH CONTAINED TO KINDERGARTEN, FIRST GRADE, A FEW SECOND GRADERS. NOW SOME OF THE OLDER GRADES ARE ILL APPEAR TO BE FAMILY MEMBERS OF SOME OF THOSE YOUNGER CHILDREN WHO WERE SICK INITIALLY. THE SCHOOL IS WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ON THIS OUTBREAK. ONE BRIGHT SPOT IS THAT STATE TESTING THIS WEEK IS ONLY FOR THIRD GRADERS AND SO FAR THAT GRADE HAS BEEN PRETTY MUCH UNTOUCHED. WITH THAT LARGE A PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS MISSING MULTIPLE DAYS OF SCHOOL, HAVE THEY NOT THOUGHT ABOUT CLOSING SCHOOL FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS? IN THIS SITUATION THEY REALLY FELT LIKE ONCE THEY GOT THE WORD OUT AND THEY DID CALL EVERY SINGLE PARENT IN THAT PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICT. OR AT LEAST SCHOOL. THEY JUST FELT LIKE ONCE THEY GOT THE WORD OUT, THEY LET PARENTS KNOW PLEASE DON’T LET YOUR KIDS COME TO SCHOOL IF THEY SHOW THESE SYMPTOMS. THEY FELT THEY HAD IT UNDER CONTROL. THE STUDENTS OUT TODAY, SOME OF THEM WERE THE SAME ONES OUT YESTERDAY. HOPEFULLY BY THE END OF THE WEEK OR AT LEAST BY MONDAY THIS WILL BE ALL CLEARED UP.

5 Comments

  • Reply LPS Xander June 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    LOL watching my school on youtube. I got sick, but tommorow's last day so :p

  • Reply Jeremiah Morales May 4, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I go to this school

  • Reply Desirae Edwards May 20, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Me too

  • Reply Desirae Edwards May 20, 2019 at 7:06 am

    My mom said WOW ?

  • Reply Marlen Mejia September 9, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I go to that school

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