4 Gaston County students at different schools test positive for COVID-19

3 Gaston County students at different schools test positive for COVID-19

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Parents learned Monday night that four students, who range in ages, at four different Gaston County schools have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The schools include York Chester Middle School, Carr and Pleasant Ridge elementary schools and South Point High School.

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At York Chester, an employee tested positive for the virus two weeks ago before school started. There is no known connection between the two cases.

Two employees tested positive at Pleasant Ridge last week.

In the video at the top of this webpage, Gaston County bureau reporter Ken Lemon breaks down the cases and speaks with a parent who says the news hits close to home.

Petition created to address safety of school employees in Gaston County