LEROY, NY - LeRoy Central Schools have released the results of environmental tests conducted at the High School, in the wake of a mysterious illness afflicting at least 12 teenage girls, exhibiting uncontrollable body movements, tics and verbal outbursts.
Many parents demanded the release of the reports, which are being made public after two of the girls who have experienced the illness and their mothers appeared on the NBC Today Show.
An Indoor Air Quality Investigation was conducted in late December, as well as a Mold Report.
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The district, along with posting the results of the studies on its web site, released the following statement:
The health and safety of our staff and students is our first priority. The medical and environmental investigations have not uncovered any evidence that would link the neurological symptoms to anything in the environment or of an infectious nature.
The affected students are all working with health professionals.
At a community meeting held last week the status of these investigations was reviewed. The following facts were stressed.
The environment or an infection is not the cause of the students' tics. There are many causes of tic-like symptoms. Stress can often worsen tic-like symptoms.
These symptoms are real.
All of the affected students have been evaluated and some have already shown signs of improvement. We expect the students will get better in time.