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MARIETTA, Ga. – Hundreds of students and staff were asked to return to Marietta High School to be tested for tuberculosis on Friday.

All of 2,200 students at Marietta High School received a letter last week letting them know a student had tested positive for TB.

District officials alerted everyone, but spent time determining the name of every person -- students, faculty and staff -- who had contact with that teen either in classes, extracurricular activities or anything else at the school.

"We combed through the rosters, the schedules and we identified 500 that needed to be tested as a requirement," said Marietta Schools spokesperson Sommer Delgado.

Those who were tested Friday will get their results on Monday. Anyone who didn't make it to be tested on Friday can also return on Monday for the test.

Officials can't release the identity of the person who tested positive for TB, but said that person is receiving treatment.


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