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The Great Smoky Mountain Journal

Source:  Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:31 PM

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Campbell County Schools Closed Today Due To 1450 Students Out Of School

 Campbell County Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 7 to Friday, February 9 due to flu and other illnesses.

Campbell County Director of Schools Larry Nidiffer told local news outlets the decision comes after about 27 percent of students in the school system were reported absent Tuesday. That adds up to nearly 1,450 students out of school.

Nidiffer said administrators noticed the extreme spike in absences Monday and Tuesday. He also mentioned that it's been difficult staffing teachers and even substitute teachers in view of the widespread sickness hitting Campbell County