Two area schools closed due to flu outbreak

Two area schools closed due to flu outbreak

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Smyer ISD and Loop ISD are both closed for the weekend after the flu virus infected the student population.

Smyer has slightly more than 300 students. Wednesday, 70 were out sick. 

Leo Martinez and his maintenance team worked all day Thursday and will continue working though Friday to rid the school of the flu. 

"We are wiping everything down," Martinez said. "All the desks, from desks, to chairs, doorknobs, everything is getting wiped down. Anything that kids would come in contact with."

Administrators hope to have the school reopened by Monday. 

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