Shawnee Mission elementary school closed Friday due to illness - KCTV5

Shawnee Mission elementary school closed Friday due to illness

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Shawnee Mission School District officials had to cancel classes on Friday at Brookridge Elementary School due to illness.

Too many students were out with a stomach bug on Thursday. Nearly 100 of 650 students were out and about half a dozen staff members were out.

To prevent the vomiting and diarrhea from spreading, district officials closed the school so they could undertake a thorough cleaning of the building on Friday.

Students and staff members are urged to wash their hands vigorously, particularly with an anti-germ soap.

"If your child or someone in your family has been ill or exhibiting these symptoms, be sure they stay home from school or wok until they have been symptom free for at least 24 hours," according to a district statement.

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