Plymouth School Reopens; Many Students Stay Home

A Washington County elementary school reopened this morning after being closed Thursday.

The school system says 152 students were absent today, or about 20% of the school's students. The superintendent believes many parents decided to keep their children home today.

WITN News first reported Wednesday that more than 25 students began coughing and having headaches in one part of Pines Elementary School.

School officials say the kids got sick because of a humidity problem in the school's air conditioning system. Superintendent Julius Walker says the problem has been corrected.

Walker says there have been no reported problems at the Plymouth school this morning. The superintendent tells WITN except for the high absentee rate, everything is running normal.

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