Dickson Schools undergo deep cleaning to halt spread of germs

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DICKSON, Okla. (KXII) -- Dickson Public Schools were in the second day of deep cleaning their campus on Friday, after having to close due to 20 percent of their student population out with illnesses.

Superintendent Jeff Colesclasure says they are using medical-grade sanitizer to wipe down everything with a surface, from entire doors, to keyboards, to lockers.

Two crews of custodians have worked all day Thursday and Friday to clean the inside of every building in preparation of the students' return.

"We think it's critical, when we look at what our attendance rates were the last few days, we need to halt the spread of the illness and hopefully by doing the deep cleaning along with the four days off, when the kids not being around one other, we'll be able to halt that," Colesclasure said.

Colclasure says the school will be back open Monday, but they will be monitoring attendance.

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