School hit by stomach bug
A PRIMARY school has been hit by a stomach bug with scores of children affected.
About 100 pupils from Kingskerswell CofE primary went down with the vomiting bug last week.
The school remained open, saying it was advised to do so by the Health Protection Agency. In a letter to parents, head teacher Rachel Miller said: "We are working with the health protection unit and local environmental health department who have advised me that this is a mild illness probably caused by a virus, but that it is very infectious.
"The most usual symptom is vomiting. Some people may have diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain. Most people make a full recovery within one or two days."
Advice was given about keeping children off school and stopping the spread of the virus But some parents complained saying the school should have shut for a deep clean.