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Top Stories: Flu Outbreak Closes Another School; Teacher Dies From Flu Complications


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The flu epidemic has closed down yet another North Texas school.

The website for Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano says too many students and staff are absent because of flu.  So the building's closed Tuesday and Wednesday for cleaning. Prince of Peace will reopen Thursday.

White Rock Montessori School in Dallas remains closed Tuesday.

In Weatherford, a teacher has died from flu complications. Heather Holland was a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary. She died Sunday.

Charlotte Lagone with the district said campus custodians have been deep-cleaning Weatherford schools since December. Ikard Elementary underwent another deep cleaning Friday.

The latest numbers show about 4 percent of Tarrant County students and 5 percent of Dallas County students have been absent due to the flu.

Other stories this morning:

  • The city of Dallas is expecting all systems to be up and running Tuesday morning after a computer virus slowed or shut down services in multiple city departments Monday.
  • This year’s homeless count included groups were specifically looking for anyone younger than 24. However, many of those people don’t consider themselves homeless, which presents complications for those trying to help them.

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