As several students at the Verchilds High School (VHS) are battling an “unknown skin affliction” the Ministry of Education is launching a probe into the possible cause.
Well placed sources have revealed that students who all frequented a particular laboratory at the learning institution, late last week, showed similar “skin outbreak.”
The lab has since been cordoned off and the Bureau of Standards was called in to perform certain tests, in an attempt to determine the root of affliction.
Medical doctors have also recommended certain tests to be completed on students.
Ultimately, it is now a “wait and see” state as they await the results of these tests.
It is not known exactly how many students have been affected by the apparent “outbreak.”
Sources have indicated that Ministry of Education officials are going to meet with students and parents as investigations into the matter continue.
This recent incident has triggered even more concerns among parents, teachers and students especially in light of recent fumigation activities within a number of schools through St. Kitts.
Sources, who wish to remain anonymous, have indicated that schools have been having difficulties in coping with various infestations including rats, roaches and bats.