Block Island cancels school Friday amid flu outbreak

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NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WPRI) ─ School has been canceled on Block Island Friday because of a flu outbreak, according to Jessica Willi, secretary of the Block Island School Committee.

Willi tells Eyewitness News that Superintendent Michael Convery sent a letter to parents Thursday evening canceling school. She said roughly 20% of the student body has a confirmed case of the flu.

In the letter, Convery said the school was canceled “out of an abundance of caution.”

Additional cleaning will be performed at the school.

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