Columbus closes schools after staff member's flu-related death
From staff reports 5 hrs ago

COLUMBUS, Kan. — All schools in Columbus will remain closed at least through Friday after a paraprofessional at Park Elementary School died of the flu, the Columbus School District announced on Facebook.

District officials said the staff member died Sunday with a confirmed diagnosis of influenza, type B. A family member of the paraprofessional also reportedly is hospitalized with similar symptoms, the district said...