FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — At least 25 school bus drivers in one district are recovering Tuesday after they called out sick last week.
Regan spoke with an official at Coal Mountain Elementary in Forsyth County and learned trained staff members drove the buses themselves to make sure the students got to school safely.
Coal Mountain Elementary is just one of the many schools in the district. The district has more than 200 bus drivers, Regan said.
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Channel 2 Action News was told hundreds of students are home sick from the flu, colds and more.
Now officials said nurses are getting sick.
“When I spoke to our county nurse this morning to get out number, today she was trying to get some sub nurses to come in because our nurses are ill,” Jennifer Carracciolo with Forsyth County Schools said.
According to experts, 51 people in Georgia have died from the flu virus, including two children from metro Atlanta.
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