Health officials in Russelville, Kentucky warn that two kindergarten students have been diagnosed with E. coli infections. It is unclear how the students became infected with E. coli, but an investigation is underway and the school sent letters home with students last week to notify parents about the girls’ illness, according to The News-Democrat & Leader.
“When we had the first student become sick we were concerned but didn’t do anything because we weren’t sure where she had gotten it,” said Logan County Superintendent Marshall Kemp. “But when you have two that get sick you start looking at things differently.”
Kemp said the school has been disinfected in several areas including the kindergarten classes, primary grade classrooms, the restrooms and busses. He said the school notified each parent by letter and attempted to call each kindergarten parent.