Friday, January 15, 2016
Woodside school has bad bug
The stomach bug known as norovirus has sickened scores of children at a Queens elementary school.
A local elementary school that usually has more than 1,200 students in class had fewer than 1,000 on Thursday, a day after a virus sent at least 60 kids home, and then spread.
The school ensures families that the situation is being taken care of, but that's not stopping parents and students from wondering what the situation will be like on Friday.
Official numbers showed that classes were, on average, missing about 20 percent of their students, thanks to a Norovirus outbreak.
After the 60 students went home sick on Wednesday, a total of 230 students stayed home on Thursday. Then, once classes began, another 28, at least, went home with the virus's symptoms.
"Vomiting, and the stomach," said Leon, the fourth grader. "Most of the kids are having diarrhea."