School trip continues despite H1N1 case

Officials in the School District 60 are getting first-hand experience dealing with H1N1 complications.

Just this past week, students from the North Peace Secondary School participated in a class trip to Victoria. The group was scouting out potential colleges and universities to attend in the future.

School District 60 Assistant-Superintendant Leslie Lahaye says one of the participants was diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus. She says all the necessary precautions have been taken, and that the male student has been checked by doctors.

Lahaye says the student is receiving care, and has a separate hotel room. She says that all parents have been notified of the situation, and that officials are giving the green-light for the student to join his peers for the trip home.

Participants are travelling by bus, and will be back to Fort St. John sometime Friday.

Lahaye says there have been many students in the School District 60 that have had the H1N1 virus.  Students are advised to stay home for at least seven days to recuperate.

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