Fort Worth I.S.D. Closes Schools Because of Swine Flu

Staff Report

The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth schools are the latest to close after confirming one case of swine flu at one of its middle schools.

Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Melody Johnson announced on Wednesday night that the district would close through at least May 8 and only essential personnel would be working.

The medical director of the Tarrant County Public Health agency, Dr. Sandra Parker, said during a news conference on Wednesday that one case of the swine flu is confirmed at a Fort Worth middle school.

Tarrant County has 11 probable swine flu cases.

The Fort Worth school district has about 80,000 students in 140 schools.