(KMOV) – Six wrestling team members from Troy Buchanan High School, located in Troy, Missouri, are recovering from a contagious skin infection.
One parent is blaming the school district for the outbreak known as Impetigo.
Jennifer Duggins says her son, Andrew, picked up the infection from dirty mats at wrestling practice.
Duggins also says that the school needs to take precautions that the children are not ending up in the hospital.
April Bryant, the school district spokesperson, disagrees with Jennifer Duggins’ theory and says the school is not responsible for the outbreak.
Bryant added that the mats are cleaned before and after practice and that all 144 wrestlers used the same mats and only six were infected.
The district did a pandemic cleaning of Troy Buchanan High School after they learned of the infections.