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Middle school cleaned after mystery stomach bug hits

An investigation is underway into how more than one-hundred middle school students in Little Rock all came down with stomach problems Friday.
An investigation is underway into how more than one-hundred middle school students in Little Rock all came down with stomach problems Friday.

The Little Rock School District tells FOX16 only four Pulaski Heights Middle School students called in sick with stomach problems Monday and only two went home sick Monday.

While the stomach illness remains a mystery, the deep cleaning at Pulaski Heights Middle School over the weekend seemed to work.

Zeinib Hasan picks her daughter up at school every day, parking promptly before the bell rings at 3:45 p.m.

"She said one of my friends felt a stomach ache and nausea and stuff like that and one of her friends, her mother checked her out," says Hasan.

Despite a mystery stomach bug sickening more than one-hundred students Friday, Hasan felt safe enough to send her daughter to school Monday, as did most parents.

"I felt worried about her, but we gave her instructions to sanitize her hands and we received the messages from the school that they did all the necessary things to protect the kids," she says.

"When he came home Friday, he let me know completely what happened. The school district gave us a courtesy call an hour after he told me, so I feel like they were prompt on their response," says father Larry Dean.

Parents looking for answers today just aren't going to get them yet. The state health department has a team of investigators trying to figure out right now what got all these kids sick.

The health department tells FOX16 it has communicable disease nurses and environmental health specialists investigating the mystery illness.

LRSD says that over the weekend, a company specializing in eliminating germs cleaned the school and buses to prevent more students from getting sick.
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