21 city schools closed over H1N1 fears

Concerns about the H1N1 virus are growing in Brooklyn, with 21 city schools shuttered due to the high number of students with flu-like symptoms.

Parents are demanding that the Department of Education shut down even more schools to prevent the virus from spreading.

There has been one confirmed swine flu-related death in the city, Queens assistant principal Mitchell Weiner. His funeral was held Wednesday afternoon.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."