CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. -- An unusually high number of students and teachers have been reported absent from one Carroll County school for a second day.
Central Elementary School had more than 151 students and 10 teachers out sick on Tuesday. On Wednesday, 159 students and 5 teachers were absent due to a variety of illnesses.
Kindergarten classes are the hardest hit.
David Gurrero's 1st grader had the flu for a week.
"When he came back, his teacher was sick," said Gurrero. "Other teachers were sick. It concerns me."
A district spokesperson says the students are sick from a variety of illnesses including the flu, strep throat, and stomach ailments.
School system officials said they are cleaning the school building with extra disinfectant.
Vivian Nance works in the school cafeteria.
"We're keeping things sanitized," said Nance. "We're keeping the food checked and doing everything we're supposed to do."