Elgin schools to remain closed again today after Legionella bacteria found

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ELGIN, Ill. – Three schools will remained closed Friday in School District U-46 after legionella bacteria was detected Wednesday morning.

Eastview Middle School, Larkin High School and the Educational Services Center, housing Gifford Street middle and high schools and the Central Schools Program, will remain closed Friday, Sept. 25, according to a statement from the district.

“We have gone above and beyond industry standards and guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and students,” said CEO Tony Sanders said in a statement. “We have absolutely no evidence that anyone was exposed to anything harmful but we will always err on the side of caution in the face of a risk to staff and students. We will keep these schools closed Friday while we take additional safety measures as discussed today with our water management consultant and state health officials.”

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