Officials probe whether girl who died escorted kids to nurse

SUFFOLK, Va. — School administrators in Virginia are investigating whether a fifth-grader who died of coronavirus complications last week was asked to escort sick students to the nurse. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Anthonette Ward said the school’s rule state that only adults accompany children with COVID-19 symptoms. It’s unclear where 10-year-old Teresa Sperry, who died Sept. 27, was exposed to the virus. Her parents say he symptoms began five days earlier with a headache, but escalated quickly. The Sperrys have said Teresa told them the week before she died that a teacher gave her the job of walking students to the nurse. Ward says the school division is looking into it.

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