A preliminary test for legionella at Matoaca High School has come back positive, making it the fifth school in Chesterfield to test positive for the bacteria.
Two water cooling towers at Matoaca High School were tested and one came back with an initial positive result for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaire’s disease.
Matoaca is the fifth Chesterfield school to test positive for legionella after Falling Creek Middle School, Midlothian Middle School, Greenfield Elementary School and L.C. Bird High School.
“What are you going to do? We need you to give us the answers. Our kids are sick,” Sage Blaska said.
Angry parents rallied outside Tuesday’s Chesterfield County School Board meeting.