Multiple Tennessee school districts closed due to widespread flu

By DOMINICK PROTO Jan 3, 2018, 6:42 PM ET

Widespread reports of the flu led three Tennessee school districts to remain closed for the rest of the week.
Mark Florence, director of schools for Benton County, told ABC News the district consulted with community physicians and concluded that due to the high amount of flu cases they have seen this year, extending the Christmas holiday for the rest of the week would be best.

He added physicians told him in the last week alone, reported flu cases have doubled.