Area School Closed For Rest Of The Week
PIERCE - A variety of illnesses has forced a church-affiliated school in Pierce to close for the rest of the week. Zion Lutheran School principal David Bliss says more than 20 percent of his 63 students in grades one through eight were out sick on Monday. A teacher also was absent. He says the students' maladies so far in February have included influenza B, strep throat and upper-respiratory problems. Bliss ordered the school closed until next Monday, after consulting with physicians. He says that, as a precaution, all classrooms and gear that is handled is being cleaned and disinfected.