Flu outbreak shuts down Lowell Elementary Phoenix BusinFlu outbreak shuts down Lowell Elementary Phoenix Business Journal – by Mike Sunnucks Lowell Elementary in south Phoenix will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday because of a flu outbreak among middle school children, a school official said Tuesday. Lowell had 123 students call in sick Monday and sent another 71 home with fevers and other flu-like symptoms, the representative said. Lowell has 666 students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Teachers and administrators contacted parents about the flu outbreak with all students being sent home Tuesday. Only one student was in school as of Tuesday morning, the school official said. The school is being shut down as a precaution to younger students and students’ and staff’s families. There is no indication whether the Lowell flu cases are of the H1N1 swine flu strain. The school is located off of Buckeye Road and Third Avenue just south of downtown Phoenix. Lowell is scheduled to reopen May 26. more ess Journal – by Mike Sunnucks Lowell Elementary in south Phoenix will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday because of a flu outbreak among middle school children, a school official said Tuesday. Lowell had 123 students call in sick Monday and sent another 71 home with fevers and other flu-like symptoms, the representative said. Lowell has 666 students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Teachers and administrators contacted parents about the flu outbreak with all students being sent home Tuesday. Only one student was in school as of Tuesday morning, the school official said. The school is being shut down as a precaution to younger students and students’ and staff’s families. There is no indication whether the Lowell flu cases are of the H1N1 swine flu strain. The school is located off of Buckeye Road and Third Avenue just south of downtown Phoenix. Lowell is scheduled to reopen May 26. more

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