Widespread illness prompted the Tullahoma City Schools administration to give students, parents and faculty a three-day weekend to rest and recuperate.

According to Interim Director of Schools Scott Hargrove, high numbers of students and teachers gave him and the school administration cause to call off school tomorrow, Feb. 3.

“We’ve got a lot of sick kids and a lot of sick adults,” Hargrove told The News. By giving everyone a three-day weekend, Hargrove said he hoped everyone would take time to rest and come back to school feeling better.

The closure will not affect the basketball game Tuesday night at Lawrence County, Hargrove said. That game should still take place as scheduled.

Tullahoma is far from the only school district to take off due to illnesses. Neighboring school districts Franklin County and Coffee County Schools called off school at different times this week to give people a chance to recover. Franklin County closed schools Thursday and Friday while Coffee County closed last Friday, Jan. 24.

Warren County Schools also closed for the latter part of the week due to illnesses.

Classes will resume for Tullahoma students Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Staff Writer

Erin McCullough has won awards for her news reporting, community lifestyles and education reporting in the three years she's been a journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and currently lives in Tullahoma with her cat, Luna.

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