Christmas break came early for some kids in the Central TX school district.

If your child attends Marlin ISD classes are cancelled for Thursday and Friday. There has been a high percentage of absences due to illness and the districts are taking precaution to ensure the germ/virus doesn't spread

Classes on Thursday and Friday have been cancelled because of “a high percentage of absences due to illness,” Marlin ISD Chief Financial Officer Patricia Lewis said in a brief press release Wednesday.

The school closure applies only to students, she said.

Classes resume after the holiday on Jan. 7.