UNION - About 500 of the 1,560 students at Ryle High School were home sick Tuesday, many of them with a low-grade virus, according to Superintendent Randy Poe.
Poe said what many of the students are suffering from is similar to what kept about 200 Gray Middle School students home last week. Gray is next door to Ryle, and many siblings of students at Gray attend Ryle.
Poe said attendance was up by about 100 students on Wednesday morning.
Poe said there are no plans to close Ryle, and whether extracurricular events will be postponed this week will be determined on an event-by-event basis.