The Brooke Co. School District has closed Brooke County Middle School today due to the anticipated high number of students that will be missing class due to illness.

According to the district spokesperson, numerous students have medical excuses from attending classes due to contracting several illnesses.

Those include bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, stomach virus and Influenza B.

Brooke County Director of Assessment and Communication, Stephanie Zimmer says maintenance staff and custodians will sanitize and disinfect the Middle school today.