Carlsbad High School to Close for a Week

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The state departments of health and public education are closing 14 schools, including all public schools in the Socorro and Lordsburg districts, for a week due to probable cases of the swine flu in students.

The departments announced Sunday that Carlsbad High School and Deming Intermediate School also will close.

The schools will be shuttered from Monday through May 10 and extracurricular and childcare also will close.

The departments say the closures are due to 14 probable cases that the health department already is investigating. New Mexico has one confirmed cases of swine flu in Valencia County.

Those probable cases include three adults and two children in Eddy County, four children in Hidalgo County, two teens in Socorro County, one child each in Valencia and Luna counties and a Bernalillo County man.