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Louisville schools investigating illnesses

Two schools in the Louisville are closed today as the school district investigates a string of illnesses.

Eiland Middle School and Alternative School are closed today after several students and a teacher have become sick this week.

The cause of the illnesses and a possible correlation are unknown at this time as the district continues to bring in experts.

A sweep of the school by the Mississippi 47th National Guard Civil Support Unit did not find any evidence of any contaminants or harmful substances and chemicals on the school’s campus. According to a press release, the unit concluded it must be something being brought into the school.

“Nothing in this school is causing these illnesses. After exhaustive research, we found nothing in the school causing this that is linked to the buildings.”

The district has continued to post updates to their Facebook page, and one post stated that some of the students that have fallen ill have admitted to vaping.

Classes at the two schools are tentatively set to resume on Monday. The Mississippi Department of Health will also meet with school officials to discuss the ongoing situation.

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