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METRO DETROIT (WWJ)- A professional cleaning company is on-site at Annapolis High school in Dearborn Heights after nearly 200 students and teachers got sick forcing the school to cancel classes.

Dearborn Heights Superintendent Jeff Bartold says the crews will be cleaning the building over the next 48 hours.

“All of the building is being cleaned from top to bottom,” said Bartold. “Keyboards, door knobs, bathroom, floors, walls — any surfaces that the kids would touch is being cleaned today and tomorrow.”

He says it’s not clear what was going around that made students and teachers sick — but some samples were sent to the Wayne County Health Department

“They believe it’s a norovirus, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet until the testing is done,” said Bartold.

Officials plan to have the school re-opened on Monday

While in Farmington, an elementary school building is being disinfected by a cleaning crew after dozens of students called in sick on Friday.

District Superintendent Sue Zurvalec says more than 70 students did not show up to Lanigan Elementary School. though it’s not clear what kind of illness the students have come down with.

She says school officials have spoken with the health department and plan to sanitize the school tomorrow as a precaution.

Read related story, here.

Information about  Norovirus from the Centers For Disease Control

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