Private Madison County school cancels some classes after flu hits 20 percent of students

ANDERSON, Ind. -- A private, Christian school in Madison County, Indiana has canceled some classes for the rest of the week due to an outbreak of the flu at the school.

The sickness at Liberty Christian School affects about 20 percent of the students and 50 percent of the teachers. Pre-K through 6th grade will remain on a normal schedule, but middle and high school students will use E-learning. 

According to the school's website, there are 524 students and 80 staff members, meaning about 105 students and 40 staffers are sick. 

Secondary classes have been canceled Thursday and Friday. 

Many central Indiana schools are taking steps to keep the flu away from students. 

At Suncrest Elementary School in Frankfort, Indiana, 20-30 students are being sent home each day who are sick and came back to school too early, according to the school nurse.

Schools are required to report student absences of more than 20 percent in a day to the local health department and the Indiana Department of Education.

For more on what schools are doing to combat the flu, click the video below. 

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