Teacher allegedly tests positive for COVID -19 at Trafalgar Elementary

Posted at 10:56 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 22:56:07-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Tonight the thought of sending kids back to school triggering a scare.

One man in Cape Coral who requested we conceal his identity for fear of retaliation, says Trafalgar Elementary School is unsafe, and he says text message he received today proves his case.

“Well I got a text message from a friend of mine that works at Trafalgar Elementary, and they told me that one teacher has already tested positive. I’m shocked,” he said.

Not only is he a concerned citizen, but he is a parent who says, he’s nervous about the safety of all children as they head back to the classroom.

“The teacher being there and the fact that there are other faculty members there they could pass that on to other faculty members could bring that home to their family members, and that’s what scares me,” he said.

We reached out to the Lee County School District for a response, and they tell us they couldn't confirm or deny those accusations.

“Student and staff safety are our highest priority but we are guided by both HIPPS and FERPA to protect their privacy,” said Rob Spicker, Assistant Director, Media Relations & Public Information for Lee County School District.

We also reached out to Trafalgar Elementary for comment but no one was available.

Our anonymous source says right now, he wants school officials to better protect kids.

“You’re sending your child into a known environment where they could possibly get sick, that’s definitely something our governor should consider rolling back,” he said.

At this time this source tells us teachers are waiting to be notified by the health department of the possible exposure.