Many students have returned to class following a series of widespread illnesses that plagued Brooke County Schools last week.

Last Friday school officials made the decision to close Brooke Middle School due to an increase in students missing school due to illness. During the closure, school custodians and maintenance staff focused on sanitizing classrooms.

However, there is some good news. A Brooke County Schools spokesperson said that on Monday many of the students returned to class.

The school maintenance staff will continue to put in extra work to sanitize the classrooms.