CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A school district in southern Wyoming has closed four of its campuses after a fourth-grade student had been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
2 canceled classes on Thursday in elementary schools in Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow as well as at the Gymnasium in Hanna.
Lessons will be resumed on Monday after disinfecting the campus.
Superintendent Jim Copeland writes in a letter to parents Thursday that it is a confirmed meningitis case by Hanna Elementary. He says the other schools are closed as a precautionary measure.
He says the student's family initially thought the child had the flu. The child has been in hospital ever since.
Meningitis is an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.