Students in Pocahontas County were not in school today or Thursday due to a flu outbreak, officials said.
Pocahontas County Superintendent of Schools C.C. Lester said he was advised by Pocahontas County Health Officer Dr. Luis Soriano to close the schools in the county.
"We are fortunate to have wellness clinics, and I was contacted about a number of flu cases in the county," Lester said. "(Soriano) said he felt the schools should be closed for two days. That is why we called school off."
Lester said Soriano thinks the flu is viral. Lester said he hopes the break will help alleviate the problem, and that schools should be back in session on Monday.