Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
Information about a Franklin County High School student being diagnosed with meningitis may have been inaccurate.
The school division called parents of middle and high school students this morning to inform them of a possible meningitis case, according to Dr. Mark Church, school superintendent.
However, the Franklin County Health Department and Carilion has now informed school officials that there was no confirmed case of meningitis and that there is no risk to the public, Church said.
"Franklin County schools are committed to keeping parents and guardians informed, especially when it involves our children's health and safety," Church said. "While we recognize that an alert, such as this morning's callout is stressful, we strive to provide current and accurate information, and will continue to be proactive in protecting our children."