Illnesses at Farmington High under investigation

  • Article by: SARAH LEMAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 12, 2011 - 8:46 PM

Reports of students becoming ill late last week -- 60 teens were absent on Monday -- prompted the state health department to act.

  • 9
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 9 of 9
adri0801Oct. 12, 11 6:13 PM

It is called Senior Skip Day!

30
12
mrdaveOct. 12, 11 8:09 PM

Hmmm.. homecoming weekend... upset stomachs... vomiting... I wonder what could have happened!?

38
8
marathongirlOct. 13, 11 8:08 AM

What a great use of tax payer dollars...of 1800 students 60 were sick...and it was homecoming weekend...gee...wonder why they wre sick...I've had that before too. Usually it only lasts one day, but I've had a real bad one that took 2 days.

7
8
uwrfbirdOct. 13, 11 8:11 AM

As a former graduate of FHS (granted, that was a couple decades ago), I find mrdave's comments to be highly plausible. Senior skip day, it seems a bit early for that to occur.

7
3
EdwinHJOct. 13, 11 8:56 AM

big government with its health depts and all. let people pay for their own testing instead of red tape regulations.

2
7
chatworthOct. 13, 1110:48 AM

Wow. Turn a health concern into railing on the political left. I swear that the trolls on these boards can turn any discussion into a railing against their political opposition. Extreme lefties and righties need to relax a discover another passion in their lives that doesn't involve political rants/quips. It's amazing freedom. Living a life that doesn't prompt me to jump to a defending of political ideology when a kid throws up. Next month, we'll have to figure out whose fault it is that winter arrived. I'm guessing it was the Republicans this time, but who knows? It depends on which trolls jump on it quickest.

9
0
toddmatzkeOct. 13, 1110:50 AM

Go Figure Farmington

1
4
mnonguamOct. 13, 11 5:29 PM

Thank you, Minnesota Department of Health, for investigating this unlikely, but possible, illness outbreak. Yours is a thankless job; if you get it right, and prevent spread of a possible epidemic, everyone says you overreacted and wasted government funds. If you get it wrong (e.g., automatically assuming it's a skip day when it really WAS an outbreak), all the fingers will point squarely at you. Thanks for trying to keep a largely unappreciative public safe from communicable disease. And for the record, no, I don't work in public health... but I do work with them as a doc.

4
0
greg1969Oct. 14, 11 8:10 AM

Sounds like a good party.

1
1
  • 1 - 9 of 9

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT