Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PHILADELPHIA:"363 Sick at Archbishop Carrol:School's closing and will be "thoroughly sanitized""

363 students were out sick Wednesday at Archbishop Carroll High School, which is about four out of every 10 kids in the student body. Most have cold and flu-like symptoms. One case of Swine Flu was confirmed.The school shut down just after 11 a.m. and will "be thoroughly sanitized" on Thursday and Friday "so that we can rid the building of any possible germs," principal David Dickens said in a letter on the school's Web site. The sanitizing is "in order to remain proactive and with an abundance of caution," Dickens explained.The students who called out sick are mostly freshman and sophomores, although there are juniors and seniors among the sick-outs as well, according to the school superintendent, Mary Rochford...

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