Elementary school decontaminated after boy's death - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Elementary school decontaminated after boy's death

Blythe Elementary Academy is located off of Augusta Street in Greenville. (File/FOX Carolina) Blythe Elementary Academy is located off of Augusta Street in Greenville. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville elementary school took extra precautions to disinfect parts of the school after a young student's death.

Greenville County Schools Director of Communications Oby Lyles said a K4 child at Blythe Elementary Academy passed away Tuesday night and may have had a viral complication.

Lyles said while doctors had not confirmed the virus was associated with the child's death, they notified parents and anyone who came in close contact with the child to seek medical treatment if they begin to show symptoms of running nose, coughs, headaches, or fever.

The areas of the school that the child had spent time in the past few days were also disinfected on Wednesday as a precaution, Lyles said.

The school district had counselors and psychologists on hand to help students and staff cope with the student's death.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • WAVE 3 NewsNEWSMore>>

  • Salem recovery begins after devastating flood

    Salem recovery begins after devastating flood

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:50:09 GMT
    Salem flooding damage (Source: Jobina Fortson/ WAVE 3 News)Salem flooding damage (Source: Jobina Fortson/ WAVE 3 News)

    Business owners and volunteers were out picking up the pieces and cleaning up the mud on Saturday.

    More >>

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - You could hear the pieces slowing being put back together in Salem early Saturday morning. Within three hours, water rose from around four to eighteen feet on the Blue River at Salem Friday night. “It was just unreal,” Bailey Sidwell said. “I just didn'

    More >>
  • Please and Thank You robbed, all stolen money recovered

    Please and Thank You robbed, all stolen money recovered

    Saturday, May 20 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-05-20 04:53:24 GMT
    Zara Goldberg, a barista at Please and Thank You realized shortly after arriving at work that something was wrong. (Source: Jobina Fortson/ WAVE 3 News)Zara Goldberg, a barista at Please and Thank You realized shortly after arriving at work that something was wrong. (Source: Jobina Fortson/ WAVE 3 News)

    Early Thursday morning, Zara Goldberg, a barista at Please and Thank You, opened the coffee shop for the day. “The sun was already coming up so it was a little less spooky than it could have been,” Goldberg said. However, her morning routine quickly came to a halt.

    More >>

    Early Thursday morning, Zara Goldberg, a barista at Please and Thank You, opened the coffee shop for the day. “The sun was already coming up so it was a little less spooky than it could have been,” Goldberg said. However, her morning routine quickly came to a halt.

    More >>
  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Fairdale crash

    1 dead, 2 hurt in Fairdale crash

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:20:55 GMT

    Louisville Metro police say one vehicle crossed the center line before the crash.

    More >>

    Louisville Metro police say one vehicle crossed the center line before the crash.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly