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Boston Latin School Closed

Boston Latin School ClosedThe Boston Latin School will be closed until Wednesday, May 27 because approximately 260 students were absent today, said a source familiar with the situation.

Yesterday only about 200 students were absent and on average about 80 students are absent from BLS, which has a student population of about 2400.

Mayor Thomas Menino, the Boston Public Health Commission, as well as Dept. of Public Health officials will join together at 2:45 p.m. to talk about preventing the spread of the H1N1 flu aka the swine flu.

All families and staff have been notified of the closing via automated phone calls and letters home.

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