Skin infection found in Carmel HS locker room

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 Carmel High School officials are preparing to take steps to prevent the spread of an infection at the school. Fox 59 received a tip about a possible MRSA, a type of staph infection with a player on the football team.

 Fox 59 was unable to confirm if it is a staph infection, but a Carmel Clay Schools spokesperson says it is a skin infection of some sort that has spread to a few of their athletes. School leaders have called in a company to fog the locker rooms this Sunday. 

 The district said school leaders have a handle on it, as athletic trainers are closely checking players. They said the situation is not unique to Carmel.

 Some parents are concerned, especially with the big football game on Friday and other games this weekend. 

 “I’d be very concerned. We’ve got five kids — three that already went through high school, one in middle school, one in elementary,” said Todd Johanning, a parent. “If there’s any type of infection or anything, I think parents should be notified of anything, whether it’s small or large.”

 The Carmel high school freshman football team is scheduled to play Trinity Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The Carmel Pups play Zionsville at 2:30 p.m.

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