Mom places blame on school in daughter's lice case

A South Bend mom is blaming a school, for her daughter's case of head lice.

Amanda Virgil says her daughter was sent home from Jackson Intermediate in South Bend with a case of lice on Thursday.

It's the second time her daughter has had lice in a year. Virgil says the school needs to do more to inform other parents about the problem.

Virgil says, “I went to school for kindergarten all the way through 12th grade and I'm in college. And the only time I've received lice is when my daughter came home with in May.”

But school leaders say it’s an isolated situation.

Principal Margaret Schaller says, “We do many things to keep it to a minimum and it’s pretty unusual that we have cases.”

South Bend schools do have a set of guidelines they provide to all parents on how to handle and treat lice.

The best way to prevent it is to encourage your children not to share personal items like hats or coats.


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