Counselors are on hand at Columbus Magnet School this morning as the flu has claimed the life of a first grader. reports that six-year-old Emma Splan of Norwalk, CT, passed away over the weekend from complications related to the flu virus. The little girl had her flu shot, but still developed the virus. Over the weekend, she took a turn for the worst.

Parents and employees of the school are heartbroken and also worried. Such news is not only unbearable, but now there is the thought of the virus lurking within the walls of the school, which was to have a thorough cleaning before opening this morning.

According to the article, this flu season has claimed 77 lives, which is the highest in the past five years. Emma Splan is the second child in Connecticut to have died from the flu this year.

Our hearts are heavy as we keep the Splan family in our thoughts and prayers.

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