By Mike LaCrosse

TYNGSBORO (CBS) – Tyngsborough Elementary School is going fully remote next week following a COVID-19 outbreak in the school.

“It sounds to me like it is a cluster. I know my son’s classroom wasn’t impacted, but various other classrooms were,” said parent Jillian Maine.

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The district says on Wednesday it sent home students and staff from a particular classroom after a case of COVID-19 was detected, confirming in-school transmission.

On Thursday, more elementary school students tested positive, which forced the district to make the decision to physically close the school building starting Monday.

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A letter went home to parents explaining the coronavirus outbreak.

In the letter, Superintendent of Tyngsborough Elementary School Dr. Michael Flanagan said, “While our goal is to return to school in-person on April 5, this will obviously depend on the continued impact of the virus on our students and staff. I want to remind everyone that this virus is still very active.”

Maine wasn’t surprised the virus was found in the school.

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“I guess it’s to be expected. I have mixed feelings about should students have returned to school prior to April vacation,” said Maine. “It’s just the nature of the beast.”

Mike LaCrosse