A petition on Change.org had more than 700 signatures and counting as of Wednesday afternoon from parents who are concerned about Wake County Schools cleaning procedures during flu season. A concerned parent started the petition after learning her children's school cleaned cafeteria tables with water during the day. The petition requests that Wake County schools consider alternatives for disinfecting and sanitizing tables between these periods.
Wake County schools responded to the claim in a statement.
"The rapid turn-around of students in our cafeteria during lunch sessions does not allow for the safe use of chemicals for all children. Wake County Schools Child Nutrition Services uses a surface sanitizer on tables after breakfast sessions.”