By Kate McGowan
Many questions and concerns have circulated in a Genesee County community after the Le Roy Central School District said a handful of its students started exhibiting neurological and “Tourette-like” symptoms. Wednesday night, school leaders and representatives from the state health department provided some answers, but as Kate McGowan explains, parents did not hear everything they had hoped.
LE ROY, N.Y. — It’s been a mystery for several months, and hundreds of concerned parents and students showed up to Le Roy High School on Wednesday to find out why a dozen female students began to suddenly experience Tourette-like symptoms, including body shakes and tics.
A representative from the state health department, the Western New York Region of the State Office of Mental Health and Le Roy school superintendent addressed the large crowd.
They did not have definitive answers and could not say what caused the symptoms, or what the actual diagnosis was for the 12 students, but could say they were not caused by environmental conditions at the school.
The state health department said the illness was not infectious or communicable.