School’s closed in one north-central district because of an outbreak of flu that’s sent half the students home from some classes. Superintendent Cliff Cameron says there was a big game Friday night for the S-C-M-T district schools that may have helped spread a stomach-flu bug. He says in the middle school, “well over 50-percent” of the kids are home sick, at the high school it’s more than 30% and also more than 30-percent at the Thornton grade school. He’s talked with a public-health nurse and a local doctor who advised him to close the schools for a couple days. The doctor’s also told school officials that though the kids have typical stomach flu, this is NOT the reportable disease officially known as influenza. Schools in the Sheffield-Chapin-Meservey-Thornton district will re-open Thursday.
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