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Flu & Flu-Like Symptoms Shut Down Schools

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Widespread cases of flu and flu-like symptoms have forced the closure of several school.

Officials at Whitehall Pre-K, University School of Jackson and Trinity Christian School have all announced classes have been canceled Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7. Classes are set to resume on Monday, Dec. 10.

Several parents picking up their children at Whitehall Pre-K Center said they were pleased with the decision by school officials.

"I actually took my daughter this morning before we came to school to get her flu shot because she hadn't had one. Since there are several that are sick, I am for it. You know, there's no need to continue to spread the disease," said Starla McKnight, who has a daughter who attends the center.