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WTOP broke the news that Rockville High School will be closed today after reports that a student has most likely come down with the H1N1 virus. The Washington Post reports on this closure as well. The paper notes that reporters received the news via a late-night phone call with MOCO school officials. And writes:
“Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tillman said this probable swine flu case ‘now affects Rockville High.’ A decision was made to close the school Thursday on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and the Maryland state health department we are taking immediate steps to close the school.
Few details were released about the student, who is suffering from similar symptoms of the virus and is the ninth probable case in the state, officials said. The student was last in school on Monday, officials said.”
Today, the school would be hosting an “AP Picnic” and at least one other student activity. Something called “Class Night.” According to the events calender, students would be competing in the late afternoon to “prove which class is the BEST!” It concludes: “Come ready to ‘BATTLE IT OUT’!” I guess the battle will be on hold.