kalamazoo central high school

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A Kalamazoo Central High School student carrying pepper spray in her pocket accidentally discharged the canister, causing the evacuation of eight classrooms Tuesday afternoon, a school spokesman said. Six students required medical attention and two were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure because of underlying health conditions, said Alex Lee, spokesman for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Guest director Kevin Dodd (right) gives advice on how to improve a skit to Kalamazoo Central High School students Quentin Little (left) and Kylee Sherer (center)
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a literary staple of classrooms and theatres around the country. While most Kalamazoo Central High School theatre students are working on a regular performance of the play, thirteen of them are doing a companion piece.

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None of the Kalamazoo Central High School students and staff who came in contact with a student with tuberculosis has developed the disease. That’s according to Kalamazoo County Health Department Director Linda Vail, who says the department tested more than 300 people who might have been exposed.

She adds that since TB sometimes takes a while to incubate, the department will test those individuals again in a few months.

Vail says the student who developed an active case of TB is recovering at home.