Greenville school disinfects after student's death

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 4:13 PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Officials are disinfecting a Greenville school after a 5-year-old student went home sick and died hours later. 

Greenville County School District spokesman Oby (Oh-BEE) Lyles says the Blythe Elementary Academy student who died Tuesday may have had a viral illness. 

Deputy Coroner Barry Wright says the kindergarten student went home sick Tuesday and died just after 7 p.m. that night. State health officials are investigating and say the boy didn't wake up from a nap and was pronounced dead at a hospital.  

The child's name has not been released.  

Lyles says anyone who might have had contact with the student and now has symptoms like a runny nose, headaches or fever should see a doctor. Counselors were at the school Wednesday to help students and staff. 
 

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