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Custodians disinfect Fayetteville school after flu outbreak

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The custodial team used multiple cleaning products to remove any trace of the flu. The custodial team used multiple cleaning products to remove any trace of the flu.
FAYETTEVILLE, TN (WAFF) -

An outbreak of the flu in Tennessee has students and staff at Fayetteville schools at home while custodians are hard at disinfecting every inch of the classrooms.

The Fayetteville schools superintendent said the flu sickened more than 300 teachers and staff.

Teachers and students were excused from class for the rest of the week.

"Never seen a flu strike this early, or this severely, in my entire career," said Fayetteville High Principal Eric Jones.

Custodians arrived before dawn to disinfect classrooms from top to bottom, even releasing these so-called "spray bombs" that kill any lingering germs in the air.

The custodial team used multiple cleaning products to remove any trace of the flu.

"We're going into the extent of changing all the air filters and HVAC units in each room, covering every cloth material with industrial solutions for cleansing," said Jones.

School officials said those returning to class next week can rest assured the school will be germ-free on Monday.

"Hopefully they'll all be feeling fit and healthy and approach the task of learning with renewed health and vigor," he said.

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