Posted: Mar 16, 2012 4:07 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 16, 2012 4:07 PM
Source: East Feliciana Parish Schools
CLINTON - An outbreak of the skin disease scabies caused school officials in East Feliciana Parish to push back state-mandated testing next week.
According to a press release, 16 students from Jackson Elementary School and East Feliciana High School were absent due to scabies as of this afternoon.
The school sent a notice out to parents about the absences and potential exposure on Tuesday. Health workers will disinfect those facilities over the weekend.
The school will also delay LEAP testing for 4th grade and high school students, which was scheduled to begin Monday, because of the absences. They said 8th grade students would still take the test as scheduled, and they will re-evaluate when the other students can begin the LEAP next week.
Kristy Davis will have more on this story tonight on News 2 at 10.