NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) - Nettleton High School students are taking virtual classes this week due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19.
School Superintendent Tim Dickerson said the high school had an outbreak of eight COVID-19 cases at the school last week and another case on Sunday.
He said the school quarantined a third of its 300-plus students.
So, he and school board members shut it down for a week.
Kindergarten through 8th-grade students continue with in-person instruction.
Dickerson said the students are expected to be back inside the high school building next Monday.
Teachers and cleaning crews are cleaning the high school building.
WTVA reporter Wayne Hereford spoke with Dickerson Monday. Watch his interview in the video above.