PHILIPSBURG, PA — Officials at Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District
closed one of the schools on Thursday after more than 100 students and staff spent the day sick at home, according to WJAC-TV.
District officials told WJAC-TV that a large number of people were sick with upset stomach inside the Junior High School
, the article noted.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
officials are investigating, but did not recommend that the school be closed, the article stated.
POASD officials told WJAC-TV that they decided to close the Junior High on Friday for staff to clean and disinfect the building.
According to the article, authorities believe that a norovirus is to blame for the illnesses.