Illness causes school closure in Kiowa County

The Kiowa County school district (USD 422) announced Wednesday there will be no school Thursday and Friday due to "a high amount of illness."

The district says about five percent of its approximately 70 high school students and 14 percent of students in kindergarten through eighth grades are out sick.

The district says it is trying to be proactive and keep the problem from worsening.

Throughout the day, the district says, staff is focused on cleaning efforts including sanitizing desks, water fountains and door handles.