KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Killeen ISD Director John Craft sent letters Tuesday to parents of Saegert elementary school students after the District Health Department of Bell County advised district officials that the school student was hospitalized with a bacterial Meningitis
"This letter informed you that we have recently been informed by a pupil at the primary school of Sagert, who has recently been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. The district has been working and will continue to work with the Bell County Department of Health, and they advised the county to tell parents about the potential symptoms to be sought and when to seek medical help, Craft writes in a letter
 The student goes by bus to school and The bus will also be cleaned up with a hospital disinfectant on Tuesday night,
The district says that I'm not sure where the student was infected with the disease.
A student has a brother attending the same school, the district reported.
Common symptoms of bacterial meningitis in children include fever, rash, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting, chills, pain in the muscles and joints, abdominal pain.
Craft encouraged the parents of any students with such symptoms to seek medical assistance.
Bacterial meningitis may be severe and can lead to brain damage, hearing loss, amputation, or disability in education, reports the Texas Department of Health.