Local schools are closed due to illness on Friday

BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) – Several schools are closed on Friday due to illness.

Tupelo Christian Preparatory School has no lessons on Friday because of flu-like symptoms.

Ronnie Hill, head of the school, said that about 20 percent of elementary students missed Thursday at school because of flu-like symptoms.

He said that the school wants to take time Friday to wipe the school and disinfect it.

The lessons are expected to resume on Monday.

At least one other school has a similar problem.

According to the website of the South Tippah School District, all schools are closed on Friday because of illness in the schools.

The North Tippah School District has posted on its Facebook page that it will also be closed on Friday. However, the district has not indicated why.