COLUMBUS, Kan. (KSNF)– The school district released this following the staff member’s death:
“As most of you know, our paraprofessional at Park Elementary, Kayauna, passed away on Sunday.
Last night we learned that her brother is in intensive care for similar symptoms. The only confirmed diagnosis for each of them at this point is influenza type b.
A disease specialist is further investigating any underlying causes of their illness. Being that this can take 48 hours to get results back, we will be closing school for Thursday and Friday to ensure that we are taking the proper steps to keep our students safe and protected.”Columbus Schools USD 493