Absences continue to rise at Clarkdale due to flu

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) The number of students absent from Clarkdale schools continues to rise due to the flu and other illnesses.

Lauderdale County School District officials tell us that at least 315 kids from the campus' three schools were out of school Thursday.

They say some of those absences may include parents keeping their kids out of school for precautionary reasons.

Southeast Elementary School also had several kids out sick today, but nowhere near the level of Clarkdale.

The Evangel Temple canceled its Wednesday night church services because of the flu outbreak.