(KMOV)-- Two students in the Riverview Gardens school district may have whooping cough.
One student attends Highland Elementary, the other at Central Middle School. Another student was sent home from school after becoming ill.
Whooping cough is also known as Pertussis.
It's a highly contagious disease that's spread through the air by coughing.
School officials encourage all staff and students to be up to date on their vaccines.