Flu outbreak forces Franklin County school to close Thursday - KMOV.com

Flu outbreak forces Franklin County school to close Thursday

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(KMOV.com)—A school in Franklin County was forced to cancel classes Thursday due a flu outbreak.

Students at South Point Elementary School in Washington, Missouri will not be attending class until the building is disinfected to prevent further outbreaks, the district said.

The district sent out an alert to parents informing them that the decision to cancel classes was the best option to keep its students and staff healthy. The district said nearly half of the student body was absent Wednesday. Many teachers were also out sick.

All YMCA care for students at South Point are also canceled, but other schools and buildings in the district will remain open.

The district said it decided Thursday to also cancel Friday classes.

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