Widespread Sibley East Sickness 16 Feb 12

More than 150 students and a handful of staff from Sibley East Elementary School in Gaylord called in sick Wednesday morning, and a few dozen more left school early due to illness. School officials say the phones were ringing off the hook from students complaining of stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea. Health officials are investigating and say they are hoping better hygiene can stop it from spreading. The school did get a thorough cleaning and officials will temporarily eliminate self-service foods during lunch. So far, the outbreak seems to be limited to just the Gaylord campus of Sibley East, and the symptoms are only lasting about 24 hours. Attendance numbers from today (WED) will help determine the spread of the illness, if any.