FOX, Okla. (KTEN) — Fox Public Schools moved classes to remote learning on Thursday and Friday.

"Due to current in-school head counts, we have made the difficult decision to close our campus," the district announced in a Facebook post. 

Outside sources indicate that a rise in illness kept too many students away from school.

Students in attendance on Wednesday were given work packets to take home, as well as students or parents who could come and pick them up.

KTEN reached out to Fox High School Principal Lacey Lockwood, who said all necessary parties have been informed of the details, but she refused to comment further on the matter.

We also reached out to a Fox Public Schools board member who refused to comment as well.

School administrators hope to return to classroom instruction by next week.

Fox Public Schools statement about virtual learning on February 1-2, 2024.