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Royal Oaks Elementary health assistant, Linda Daly, checks kindergartner Connor Loney for signs of the "influenza-like illness" currently in the school.

Flu finds its way to District 833

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The flu has found its way into Royal Oaks Elementary -- as of last week 10 percent of the school's 600 plus students are out with an "influenza-like illness," according to school officials.


Royal Oaks reported to the Minnesota Department of Health on Oct. 7 as is required when a school has more than five percent of their student population out sick. Several teachers are also out sick.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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