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AC students wrapping up surprise 4-day weekend

Students in the Anderson County school system are wrapping up an impromptu four-day weekend and getting ready to return to class on Wednesday.

School leaders announced that schools would be closed Monday and Tuesday of this week late Friday after over 800 students called out sick by the end of last week as well as a large number of teachers.

Officials thought that by allowing students some more time to get over what ails them without spreading germs back and forth, they could prevent the further spread of illness. Students and teachers have experienced flu-like symptoms as well as stomach problems and upper respiratory issues.

On Monday, custodians across the county spent the day deep cleaning and disinfecting classrooms, flat surfaces, door knobs and anything else that can be touched.

Classes are set to resume Wednesday.

Tuesday night’s (tonight) scheduled basketball doubleheader at Clinton High School will go on as scheduled, with girls’ varsity action starting at 6 pm and the boys’ game to follow. We will have live coverage for you on the Fox & Farley Full Court Press beginning with live updates during Trading Time Primetime.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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