NJ school closed because of illness

October 29, 2009 4:13:48 AM PDT
Officials have closed a private school in southern New Jersey after 20 percent of the students got sick.

Teachers at Pilgrim Academy will post assignments online until classes resume at the school in Galloway Township on Monday.

School officials say coughs and upper respiratory infections have sidelined 70 of the school's 350 students.

Headmaster Christopher Storr says he doesn't believe the school has a swine flu breakout.

The Christian school offers classes from pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com