Tuberculosis case reported at Seminole High School

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SANFORD, Fla. —

One day after Channel 9 learned a 16-year-old student at Ocoee High School had an active case of tuberculosis, another case of TB was reported in Seminole County.

The infected student is a ninth-grader and an Exceptional Student Education student at Seminole High School, according to the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.

School officials, as well as families of attending students, are being notified and are participating in the investigation.

The district says it'll soon put out a robocall to parents.

Some students said they found out, after their teachers got an email.

"Just that it is a freshman, at our school, and tuberculosis is deadly, that's really it," senior student Amber Solomon said.

About 125 students and staff from the school have been identified for testing. Those individuals exposed are being medically evaluated and will be offered therapy, if found infected, officials said.

The investigation was initiated following the recent hospitalization and release of a student with active TB.

At Ocoee High School, Health Department officials said about 130 student and staff from the school will be tested for TB.

TB is spread from person to person through close contact through the air and requires prolonged exposure to the same indoor air with the infected person, according to health department officials.

The Health Department said the student got the tuberculosis from a family member and is not linked to the case Thursday in Orange County.

Officials said the student is being treated, and is not at school.