Schools Shutdown Because of Flu

An unusually high percentage of sick students forced the shutdown of three Hyde County schools Wednesday. Mattamuskeet school administrators say they first noticed a sick trend among the students two weeks ago. They say the students began complaining of headaches, sore throats and other ailments. It was later determined by the Hyde County health department director that twenty percent of the students were stricken with influenza Type B. The Hyde County school's personnel director says the elementary, middle and high schools, will remain closed for the rest of the week and re-open on Monday.