School officials notified the health department on Sept. 7 about a suspect/clinically diagnosed case of TB at the junior high school. School officials were advised it was safe to resume classes on Sept. 10 at the school located at 126 E. Sixth St. As a precaution, school personnel thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the school on Sept. 9.
“The student who was affected will need a doctor’s not to return to school,” Dr. Michael Sander, Franklin Schools superintendent, previously said. “It’s not an active case of TB because the tests came back negative. That’s great news.”
“I think it’s a big thing,” Sander said. “We had great cooperation between the school district and the health district and we kept the community informed. Our number one concern was to do what the health department said to do and I hope the community feels they were kept informed.”