Local school close; dozens of kids out sick with flu-like symptoms

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by Lindsay Bramson

KMOV.com

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 29 at 9:14 PM

(KMOV) - A flu-like illness is going around that has affected more than 100 students at St. Gabriel and St. Raphael Schools in St. Louis.

More than 15% of students at St. Gabriel are sick.  School officials tell News 4 they will be closed to give workers and volunteers a chance to disinfect the school.

Over at St. Raphael School, 25% of students are out sick.  School officials there have decided to close the school Wednesday and Thursday. 

Symptoms include headache, coughing and fever.  Some students have a fever as high as 102 degrees.

 

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