Flu forces Region 8 school to close

Alton, Mo (KAIT) - The Alton R-4 School District is being forced to close their doors because of excessive absences due to flu-like symptoms.

The school will be closed Thursday October 29th, Friday October 30th, and Monday November 2nd.

According to Holly Reese with the school district, a high number of absences have been reported because of flu-like symptoms.

While the students are out, the school will be sanitized according to state regulations in order to off-set any spreading of germs.

The school will re-open under normal a schedule on Tuesday November 3rd.

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