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Sickness closes Richland R-I schools Friday

ESSEX, MO (KFVS) - The Richland R-I School District in Essex has canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 30 due to sickness.

A school official says the flu and strep had around 50 students out of school on Thursday.

Both principals and several teachers were out sick or went home sick Thursday.

The school had 39 students out on Wednesday.

The school has called off classes Friday in order to disinfect buildings and to keep kids from spreading the sickness.

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