E.coli Scare at Logan County Schools

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

A possible E.coli scare has many Logan County parents concerned for their children's health.

We have been tracking this story and have the latest.

Logan County School's Superintendent Marshall Kemp has told WBKO that there has been two cases of E.coli found at Auburn Elementary School this week.

He says that since then, the school has been cleaning and scrubbing the school in order to get rid what may be causing the illness.

Kemp says school will remain open despite the illness.

Officials at the Barren River Health Dept. say parents shouldn't be alarmed, but should keep an eye on their children.

"The key thing is to monitor for any of the symptoms, like fever, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. If they have any of these symptoms, we ask them to follow-up with their health care provider," said Dr. Srihari Sashadri, with the Barren River Health Dept.

The health department also stresses the importance for parents to make sure their kids wash their hands to help avoid these symptoms.

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  • by Tiffany Temple Location: Russellville on Sep 17, 2007 at 11:17 AM
    i think that the students should get out for a while so that they can figure out what is the cause of e.coli because the girls that got it could loss their lives and i dnt like that idea and plus it could happen to someone in my family...
  • by mike Location: auburn on Sep 16, 2007 at 03:09 PM
    i think AUBURN School should close until they know for sure where the problem started.my daughter goes to that school and i don't want to take any chances on my daughters life...
  • by Kim on Sep 16, 2007 at 02:50 PM
    I think that they should close the school down because E.coli is serious stuff and very dangerous and if Auburn school had any since at all they would shut down the school for everyones health.
  • by Daniel Location: Auburn on Sep 16, 2007 at 11:53 AM
    My child attends the school and we are very concerned about the actions the school is taking. We are considering our child not going back to the school for a day or two. We are confident that the problem will be taken care of but do not feel that the children should be there until a full inspection is done. We all know that the inspection will not be done over the weekend. This raises concern for me and my families decision about our child going back Monday. I feel that a phone call shold be made to every family that has a child in the school system updating them of the situation.
  • by tee Location: auburn on Sep 15, 2007 at 01:42 PM
    Hey love the little dog he is so sweet, If I had one like that I would have to call him Rocky. Just in case you haven't choosen a name.
  • by Rather Not Say Location: UNKNOWN on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:22 PM
    I feel that they should consider the age of the children and realize that they do put things and everything in their mouths. At all ages they share computers, pencils, books, etc. The older chilren are great concern due to the younger children eat before they do. Tables are wiped but are they sterlized from the germ? Are the bathrooms cleaned from the germ? I believe that they should close down and sterlize the school from top to bottom.. Of course its going to be work but its better than losing children and staff. Just remember kids are handlers of everything from A to Z.
  • by Sarah Location: Kentucky on Sep 14, 2007 at 07:08 PM
    Omg....that's UNREAL. Kids are in Vandy with shutting down lungs and kidneys and we shouldn't be ALARMED??!!?!?!?
  • by brandon on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:15 AM
    I feel like the school should also be shut down to be cleaned and inspected. It seems like they dont care very much about the children. My kid wouldent be going there in these conditions. One of the children i know and she almost died, she is still in critical condition at vanderbuilt. what if its in some of the food? seems to me like they dont care about the health of the children to much!!! what if it was there children, I bet it would change then...
  • by mary Location: bowling green on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:44 AM
    The first child was diagnosed well over a week ago as I work with a family member. No follow up or investigation of any kind was done to our knowledge. Two e.Coli diagnosis this week, leads me to wonder if that's in addition to the one over a week ago. This child was in very serious condition for days.
  • by JEFF Location: Maceo, Ky on Sep 13, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    Why wouldn`t they close the school down to clean it. If I had a child going there I would not send them to school till it was cleaned. I have a daughter that teaches at the school. I Don`t feel good about her going into the school till it is taked care of. I can imagine what the parents of the children are going through.
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