Weatherford Elementary Teacher Dies From Flu Complications, District Says

A Weatherford second-grade teacher died Sunday, apparently from complications from the flu.Heather Holland, 32, taught at Bose Ikard Elementary School. Her cause of death has not been officially released, WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported. But Weatherford ISD said in a written statement that her death was due to complications from the flu.The district has been taking precautions to prevent the spread of the illness."Our campus custodians have been deep-cleaning our schools since December and the campus where the teacher worked underwent another deep cleaning on Friday, Feb. 2," a written statement from the district said. "We continue to remind students and parents of healthy habits during the cold and flu season."The school will provide counselors at the campus throughout the week to offer emotional support."Today is a difficult day at that campus and we are working our processes to care for students, parents and staff," the district's statement said.The 2017-18 flu season continues to take a toll in Dallas-Fort Worth, and officials say it's too soon to know whether the worst is over.Dallas County has reported 54 flu deaths. In the state, more than 2,350 deaths have been documented.  Continue reading...

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