Halloween parties force Excelsior Springs HS into remote learning

Posted at 4:40 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 17:40:01-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students at Excelsior Springs High School and the Excelsior School District Career Center will switch to remote learning after dozens of students were possibly exposed to COVID-19.

The Excelsior Springs School district posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon that 150 students and several staff members are in quarantine after they came into contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the district, the students were exposed during several Halloween parties last weekend.

Students who tested positive were most recently at the school on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and in attendance at school activities on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Starting Friday, Nov. 6, all students will learn remotely through the Thanksgiving break.

Additionally, all high school activities have been suspended until further notice.

This is a developing story and may be updated.