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News >  Idaho

Northern Idaho school district closes due to flu outbreak

KELLOGG – A school district in northern Idaho has sent its staff and students home due to a flu outbreak.

Officials say Kellogg School District has been closed since Wednesday and won’t open until Monday. Cleaning staffers will spend the next few days to deep clean all of the facilities.

This is the second school in northern Idaho to cancel classes recently because of the high outbreak of flu cases

State health officials say widespread flu cases are being reported in Idaho.

So far, 23 people in Idaho have died from the flu. This time last year, 13 people in Idaho had died from the flu

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Police call this mental health crisis program ‘a godsend.’ Could it work in Idaho?

The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies in rural areas. That costs those departments time and requires extra training for their employees. And, the number of people fatally shot by Idaho law enforcement has spiked this year; many of the confrontations appeared to involve mental illness.