HUNT, Texas – All students at Hunt Independent School District have an unscheduled two days off after a flu outbreak at the district’s only campus.
According to Superintendent Dr. Crystal Dockery, of the 169 students enrolled in district’s Prekindergarten to eighth grade school, 50 students have tested positive for flu.
Five staff members were all reportedly ill.
Students were sent home on Tuesday and classes were canceled. Dockery said the entire school will be disinfected and the HVAC system will be treated as well.
Dockery also said that all the students who went to a pediatrician in Kerrville tested positive for flu type-B, although she did not know how many students went to that doctor.
The district says that all students must be fever-free for 48 hours, without the aid of medication, before returning to school.
Classes are scheduled to resume on Thursday.