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Whooping cough causes early dismissal for Ladd School

Posted by wlpo on May 24, 2012

Early dismissal for students at Ladd Elementary School but not because of the heat, because of illness.  Classes dismissed at 1pm Thursday because a student has come down with whooping cough.  Parents were notified.

Also known as pertussis, the Centers for Disease Control calls it a highly contagious respiratory disease.  It gets its nickname from the sound you make when coughing.

Superintendent Michelle Zeko says parents were told to take their children to a doctor to be tested if they begin to show symptoms.

School officials are working on revising the end-of-the-year calendar.   8th Grade graduation would have been Friday night.

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