Eaglecrest High School, It was determined by the Arapahoe County Coroner that Schmidt showed symptoms that were characteristic of bacterial meningitis. On Wednesday, all scheduled classes and activities have been canceled. The death of Judith Geoffroy, who was also employed at the school, has been officially verified by the Arapahoe County Coroner. According to the coroner, the investigation into what caused either of the deaths is ongoing.
Meningitis caused by bacteria is a potentially contagious and dangerous disease that may require hospitalization but is treatable with antibiotics. On Tuesday, Eaglecrest High School communicated with the parents of its students through a letter that included the following passage: “We take this matter very seriously and are working closely with Arapahoe County Public Health (ACPH) to identify students or staff who may have been in close contact with the infected staff person.
The Arapahoe County Public Health Department will make direct contact with all staff personnel as well as the families of pupils who have been identified as having close contact. Antibiotics intended for prophylaxis will be provided to those persons. Thursday will mark the day that Eaglecrest High School returns to its regularly scheduled programming. On Thursday, all of the regular activities and competitions will get back underway. The Individualized Learning Community program at Eaglecrest High School will be unavailable on Thursday and Friday but will resume regular hours on Monday.