Heath Grimes, Superintendent of Lawrence County Schools, said that Hatton Elementary (K-6) will not have classes Friday due to several students with illnesses.
Grimes said 64 students were absent Thursday, and another seven checked out during the day. The school has about 350 students.
The illness involves some cases of strep throat and a stomach bug.
Grimes said giving students a three-day weekend would help limit the spread of the illness.
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