Swine Flu Closes Brownsville Schools

Staff Report

The Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Brownsville school district has decided to close its campuses until at least May 12 due to two probable swine flu cases.

The Brownsville Independent School District made the announcement Saturday after a meeting with health officials. The district said one student at each of two elementary schools were

probable cases of swine flu.

Brownsville is the Rio Grande Valley's largest school district with nearly 50,000 students. As of Friday, more than 450 schools were closed in Texas, affecting nearly 300,000 students.