Tower Rock Elementary School closed because of illness

Tower Rock Elementary School in the Sauk Prairie school district is closed Friday because of illness, according to a letter from the school district superintendent.

The letter to parents said a number of students were sick on Thursday with a gastrointestinal illness. The school is working with the Sauk County Health Department to monitor the situation and prevent the illness from spreading further.

Students and staff were instructed to stay home from school until they are symptom free for 48 hours.

The school is disinfecting all bathrooms and common areas.