February 23, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 8

Five cases of head lice found at elementary school

A handful of cases of head lice have been reported at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School. The outbreak is limited to five students and has been contained, said Principal Erica Kludt-Painter.

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School officials were notified earlier this month by parents of a preschooler, who has a sibling at Stedman. Both the pre-schooler and the Stedman student had lice, Kludt-Painter said, adding that four more children were also found to have lice.

“All of the cases so far are from the same group of kids that spend time together,” Kludt-Painter said.

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp, but...

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