Kansas school districts close due to widespread illness

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ATTICA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Attica Public Schools in Harper County are closed Friday due to widespread illness.

USD 511 said in a Facebook post that the closure was because of "an extremely high percentage of illness and confirmed influenza cases in the school district."

Attica is the third Kansas district to call off classes due to illness. The Peabody-Burns district was closed Friday, and Kiowa County schools closed Thursday and Friday.

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"We encourage you to stay home if you are sick and remember that you are contagious even before a fever sets in," Attica Public Schools said. 

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