Parents in the Lewisville Independent School District have been notified of a serious health concern Friday evening.
In a letter sent to Hebron High School and Hebron 9th Grade Campus parents, the schools' principals said a student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
The message goes on to say the district is responding under the guidance of the Denton County Health Department.
Health officials say there is only a slight chance of the student being contagious.
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The district says it takes the health of its students seriously, and school nurses will be watching for any signs or symptoms.
See the message below, in its entirety:
"Dear Hebron High School and Hebron 9th Grade Campus Parents,
We want to inform you that one of our students has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) and HHS, HHS9 and Lewisville ISD (LISD) are responding under the guidance of the Denton County Health Department.
It is important to note, medical officials have informed us there is a very low probability of this student being contagious. No other students or staff members have tested positive or have been diagnosed with active TB, but we wanted you to be aware of the situation.
As with any health issue, our school nurses are aware of the symptoms and protocols related to TB. If you have any questions or concerns about TB, information can be found at the following websites:
The safety and health of our students and staff remains our top priority. LISD will continue to partner with public health experts to monitor this situation, and will provide additional communication if indicated.
Thank you for your continued support of our campuses and of LISD.
Scot Finch and Amanda Werneke
Principals, Hebron High School and Hebron 9th Grade Campus"