Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Swine Flu? Parents at Brooklyn School Say 'Shut Us Down'

Parents at P.S. 255 in Sheepshead Bay want the city to shut down the school because of rampant absences, reports the Brooklyn Eagle.

“Today there are 90 kids absent, plus five more were sent home,” Alice Hibsher, president of the school’s Parents Association, told the Eagle on Monday. Parents are worried that the kids have H1N1 (swine flu).

Flu fears have spread to schools in Bay Ridge as well, with parents at P.S. 204 calling for help from Councilman Vincent J. Gentile.

The city says it's monitoring the situation, and that the cases have not been confirmed as being caused by the H1N1 virus.

Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced today that the City Health Department recommended closing three more school buildings in Queens.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Parents are sending the kids to school because they need to work, but the are sick. Children are coming in coughing and sneezing they don't have fevers but were given Motrin before arriving at school. It is not safe for the children or the teachers. Shut them down!!!