The flu epidemic has closed down yet another North Texas school.
The website for Prince of Peace Catholic School
in Plano said too many students and staff were absent because of flu on Tuesday so the building was closed and would remain closed Wednesday for cleaning. Prince of Peace said it would reopen Thursday.
Also White Rock Montessori School in Dallas remained closed Tuesday for the same reason.
Meanwhile, in Weatherford, a teacher died from flu complications. Heather Holland was a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary. She died Sunday.
Charlotte Lagone with the district said campus custodians have been deep-cleaning Weatherford schools since December and that Ikard Elementary underwent another deep cleaning Friday.
The latest numbers showed that about 4 percent of Tarrant County students and 5 percent of Dallas County students have been absent due to the flu.