Knox County Schools canceling all school-sponsored events

Source: Knox Co. School Superintendent Bob Thomas

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knox County Schools will be closed Friday due to "the latest public health developments."

The school system announced on Friday that all "school-sponsored and community events from March 13-22" are canceled, that includes athletic practices, musical events and club meetings.

They will be closed to "get an early start on deep cleaning facilities."

The school system said central office, principals, maintenance and custodial staff would report as usual.

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