Gentry schools closed because of widespread sickness

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

Ana Rivera holds onto her son Ivan, 4, as she receives a shot from Stefanie Ryan, R.N., with the Arkansas Department of Health, Thursday, October 13, 2016, at a Arkansas Department Health MMR vaccination and flu shot clinic at the Jones Center in Springdale. The vaccination clinic is in response to a mumps outbreak that the health department reported to be nearly 500 people this week.

Superintendent Randy Barrett will close schools today, hoping to neutralize widespread sickness hitting students and teachers across city schools.

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