Local middle school goes virtual after dozens of positive COVID-19 cases

FORT MILL, S.C. — A middle school in Fort Mill announced it will move to all virtual learning starting Thursday due to positive COVID-19 cases.

Officials said 29 students and two staff members at Forest Creek Middle School tested positive. There are 103 students who are quarantining.

Officials told Channel 9 there’s evidence of community spread at the school. That means widespread transmission at the facility and new positive cases that can’t be associated with any outside source.

All school activities and sports are also canceled. The school said it plans to go back to in-person learning on Sept. 9.

School administration and teachers will communicate specific details for the virtual learning process to families.

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