Lice In Lansing School
Ali Gorman, R.N.
Michelle Smith and Sara Fase say their daughters have each
been sent home from school at least four times this year due
to head lice. They have tried all the recommended
over-the-counter treatments such as Nix and Rid. They also say
they have washed all their linens in hot water, but the
condition keeps coming back.
Doctors say head lice are very difficult to get rid of. All
the adult lice must be killed and all nits, or eggs,
Smith and Fase say they think the girls are getting lice
from their school, Sheridan Road Elementary. But a
spokesperson for the Lansing School District says there is no
evidence of a lice infestation at that school or any other
Lansing school. They say it is always an issue at every school
and the school nurses send notices to educate parents what to
look for and how to treat it.
School officials say head lice have not been a problem this
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