Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:32:33 GMT
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Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.Full Story >
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BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) -
Crews are working to disinfect a Clermont County elementary school after nearly 200 students are reported to be sick.
The Clermont County Health Commissioner tells FOX19 that so many students called out sick at Batavia Elementary on Thursday that the school decided to shut down.
The commissioner says the children are reporting nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
"It is a little concerning because it spread very quickly," principal Renee Munro told FOX19.
"In my years of experience I've not encountered anything that's spread this quickly and moved this rapidly," echoed superintendent Jill Grubb.
School officials say they knew something was up when 160 students and teachers never made it to school Thursday.
Kathy Liming says Thursday was her grandkids' first day back after being sick themselves.
"[I thought], ‘Oh no, not again'," Liming said. "I was really surprised that the school was closing."
Once the kids were gone, the school began the work of getting rid of the germs they left behind.
"Anything the kids handled; we're cleaning desks, doorknobs, you name it it's going to be wiped down," Grubb said.
While the classrooms were home to fall parties on Wednesday, schools officials don't believe food poisoning is a possibility.
"It wasn't a one classroom, one grade level, one pizza, one knot [situation] so we don't feel like that's where it came from," Munro explained.
Health and school officials are continuing to investigate the illness reports. No official cause has been reported yet and they say it will likely take days to find a definitive cause.
School officials are hopeful that with Friday's cancellation and previously planned teacher workdays on Monday and Tuesday, students will return in good health once the doors reopen.
Grubb says they believe the illness is contained to the elementary school and do not anticipate any school closures or event cancellations at the high school or middle school.
The Family Sports event planned for the elementary school on Thursday has been rescheduled to Monday evening.
Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
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Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
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Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
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