Port Townsend: Blue Heron Middle School hit by flulike virus

PORT TOWNSEND — A flulike virus continues to hammer student attendance at Blue Heron Middle School.

School officials say 63 of 415 students — about 15 percent of the entire student body — called in sick Wednesday.

That’s down from the 78 students — 19 percent –calling in sick Tuesday and 91 — 22 percent — calling in sick Monday.

“It’s not often that I have that large a percentage of kids sick,” Blue Heron Principal Ami Fields said Wednesday.

No other schools in Clallam or Jefferson counties reported as high a percentage of students home sick.

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