Illness Closes School For Next Three Days

Hundreds of East Texas students were sent home Monday with flu-like symptoms, and that number is growing.

In Winona I.S.D., the district has cancelled the next three days of school. Superintendent Charles Thompson says more than 25 percent of students were out sick by lunchtime today.

Winona had canceled school Friday, for the same reason. Winona schools will be closed tomorrow, Wedesday and Thursday. Classes should resume on Friday.

And Lindale seems to be bitten with the bug as well.. Today, 18 percent of the student body was out sick. The superintendent is evaluating on a day-to-day basis whether to cancel school there.