Flu affecting students at Seminole County Middle and High School

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Ga. (WTVY) - The flu is at its all-time high with more than 138 students absent at Seminole County Middle and High School.

Compared to Thursday's absences the numbers went up overnight.

Eighteen students were sent home with 94 absent and Friday 25 were sent home with 138 students absent.

This is the first year Seminole County has experienced so many students getting sick during flu season.

They're encouraging students that feel sick to stay home. Missed days will be excused.