Strange twitching syndromes affecting one teacher and a number of students...a medical mystery to diagnose...BD
Students at William Byrd High School are being tested for unusual symptoms that students describe as involuntary twitching. Roanoke County school officials would not comment on the symptoms or say how many people were affected, citing privacy laws. But students interviewed Friday said about three students and one teacher have been twitching their arms uncontrollably over the past few weeks.
"I have seen them in the hallway, and it seems pretty bad," said Charlie Wallace, a senior. "It's uncontrollable. Twitching, that's the only way you can describe it." The school system sent a letter home to parents Friday about the situation.