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Fort Wayne school closes early due to flu concern

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Queen of Angels School dismissed students Friday morning when its absence rate reached 31 percent.

The Catholic school shut down in accordance with state education department guidelines, according to the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend, which provided the following statement to Fort Wayne’s NBC:

In compliance with guidelines established by the Indiana Department of Education, Queen of Angels School, Fort Wayne, closed this morning, Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. due to a student absence rate of 31 percent. IDOE guidelines recommend closure when the student absence rate reaches 20 percent. The high rate of flu is the cause for the closure and the proper sanitation procedures will be followed as directed by the Allen County Board of Health.

The school is located in the 1600 block of West State Blvd. and offers classes from pre-Kindergarten through the eighth grade.


Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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