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Middle school officials concerned about TB

Cordele-- Administrators at a South Georgia middle school say some of their students may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Health officials say there has not been a confirmed case of the disease at Crisp County Middle School, but they are awaiting results of a culture done on one of the students.

Skin tests were performed on all students and adults who were in the same class with the student in question. Those results should be back Thursday, but administrators say parents should not be alarmed.

"The administration of the school is being proactive in this case just to ensure the safety and well-being of all of the children," said Principal Michael Lehr. "I highly expect that we're going to get negative results on everybody. We just want to be sure our children a worth it."

The principal would not release any personal information about the student, but says he or she will not be allowed to return until test results come back negative.

Administrators say if all the tests come back negative they will not have to test the rest of the student body.

posted by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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