- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - A principal in Wessington Springs says dozens of elementary school students are home sick with stomach flu-like symptoms.

Jason Kolousek is the principal for kindergarten through twelfth-grade students in Wessington Springs. Kolousek says about 40 students are home sick and estimates 70 percent of them have stomach flu-like symptoms. The school district has about 300 students.

Kolousek says the majority of sick kids are in the elementary school, which is five blocks away from the high school. He says there are also some high school students who are sick as well.

Kolousek says some students that stayed home earlier this week are already back. He says the illness has been affecting students for about 24 hours.

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