After hearing this morning about an area school closing due to a possible outbreak of Swine Flu, I put aside my normal work of making fun of Islamic Radicals and dove headfirst into a local story with Global Implications.
I spoke to Bob Dawkins, the Headmaster of Newberry Academy - a private school located halfway between Columbia and Greenville South Carolina - in the small town of Newberry, South Carolina.
Dawkins said that of 13 students who visited Cancun over Spring Break, 12 eventually fell ill, and others - even outside the school - who had not gone were infected by students from Newberry Academy. However, Dawkins said that even those students whose illness was confirmed to be Swine Flu have already recovered from what he called a, "Mild illness."
The school will remain closed through the weekend, and will reopen Monday morning.
In: News, Your Say, Citizen Journalism
Tags: Swine Flu, South Carolina, Breaking News, Outbreak, Death
Location: Newberry, South Carolina, United States (load item map)
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