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Flu prompts school closure
DeKalb County High School was especially hard hit by the flu bug. School administrators hope the worst is over for influenza this year as only one more day off remains available.
The flu has taken its toll on DeKalb County schools, forcing closure of the system for a day as absences skyrocketed amid the outbreak. “We’ve been struck hard,” revealed Director of Schools Patrick Cripps, noting the major upturn in absenteeism due to illness began right after Valentine’s Day. “We had about 91 percent attendance on Valentine's but right after that it dropped to 83 percent.”