Ocean Township public schools closed following illnesses

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All five public schools in Ocean Township are closed today after a stomach virus swept through the Intermediate School.

On Wednesday, 180 kids stayed home sick and Thursday 150 were absent.

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Out of concern it could spread to the high school and elementary schools, the district decided to let everyone have a three-day weekend to get better. 

All of the schools and buses have been cleaned, and that will continue through the weekend. 

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