Dr. Mike Looney Director of Schools in Williamson Co just met with media. He says this virus is on a downhill slide and running its course in Franklin. At Oakview elementary between 4-7 children (some siblings) from four households fell ill across k-5 grade levels. Those suspected viral meningitis cases were self reported and included some 'retraction cases'. One lab culture was considered 'suspicious'. The school is currently operating at a 97.9% attendance rate. Additional cleaning crews are on board to disinfect and sanitize campus. Some of those sick children initially went to the hospital with symptoms but it's unclear if any of those cases were severe enough to be held overnight. The Director of Schools says the Principal is regularly checking in with the families but is unable to give an update on the students' conditions or say how sick they are.
Two newsletters have gone home over the last two weeks to inform parents of this. Friday, October 5 2012, 02:45 PM CDT