More than 100 Arkansas students develop stomach illness

The Arkansas Department of Health and the Little Rock School District are investigating why more than 100 middle school students developed a stomach illness.

Little Rock School District spokeswoman Pamela Smith told KLRT-TV that the parents of 82 Pulaski Heights Middle School said their children wouldn’t be in class on Friday.

Smith says another 55 students left school early after complaining of stomach problems.

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