School for deaf closed after swine flu scare

A school for deaf children was closed as a precaution this week after a member of staff was suspected to be suffering from swine flu. Mabel Davis, head teacher at Heathlands School in St Albans, took the hard decision to close the school on Monday and it

A school for deaf children was closed as a precaution this week after a member of staff was suspected to be suffering from swine flu.

Mabel Davis, head teacher at Heathlands School in St Albans, took the hard decision to close the school on Monday and it will remain closed for the rest of the week.

A spokesperson for the education authority said: "Even though it turns out now that the woman's results show she does not have swine flu the head had to act swiftly as the children there have complex needs. Also there are boarders there and, as the exams are over and it's nearly end of term, it was deemed sensible to close the school.

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