Flu Outbreak Shuts Down Northern Michigan School District

A northern Michigan school district, the Manton Consolidated Schools, closed on Tuesday and will remain closed on Wednesday because of a flu outbreak. Superintendent Len Morrow told Michigan News Network he started hearing about an issue on Sunday.

“We had all of our sixth graders last week at an outdoor education camp in Harrison, Michigan,” Morrow said. “Camp Rotary, and they were coming back, and quite a few of them were obviously in close quarters and they were transferring it to each other, and we weren’t quite sure about the extent of the problem.”

Morrow says 213 kids were out Monday. That’s when the district decided to close the schools and sanitize them. Games and practices are also canceled.