GROTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — More than 200 school children are sick after what appears to be a viral outbreak at Florence Roche Elementary School in Groton.
Dr. Laura Chesson, Superintendent of Groton-Dunstable schools, told WBZ NewsRadio that 204 children had come down with what the local Board of Health thinks in a norovirus.
Noroviruses cause intestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea — the symptoms usually last 1-2 days.
Florence Roche was closed early because of the "rapid spread" of the illness and the age of the students involved, according to an email to parents. The rest of the schools were set to dismiss at regular times. said it would monitor health data over the weekend.
The district said it would monitor health data over the weekend.