Hampden County

Multiple reports of stomach illness at West Springfield school

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Several students and staff members at a West Springfield school have come down with vomiting and other stomach symptoms. 

West Springfield Superintendent Michael Richard sent a letter home to parents Wednesday, notifying them of the situation at the John Ashley School. In the letter, which the superintendent's office sent to 22News, Richard said that the school department is now undertaking extra cleaning at the school to help prevent the spread of the illness.

In the meantime, Richard is asking parents to make sure that their children frequently wash their hands and not share utensils.

"Should your child become symptomatic, or if he/she doesn't 'seem right,' I urge you to keep your child home from school," Richard wrote.

The superintendent added that parents who do keep their children home should notify the school nurse, so that they can keep an eye on the situation.

At this point in time, Richard says, no other schools in town have been affected by the illness.


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