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OOLOGAH, Okla. – Classes are canceled for a second straight day for an Oklahoma school district following the tragic death of a kindergarten student.

The concern began on Tuesday when 6-year-old Jenny Yang suddenly contracted a fever and passed away hours later.

Yang’s death caused panic across the Oologah-Talala Public School District, with some parents concerned about the possibility of a fatal illness spreading to other students.

Authorities are still trying to determine what caused Yang’s sudden death.

District superintendent, Max Tanner, said testing thus far indicates no need for antiviral medication or vaccinations for anyone who might have had contact with the girl.

The health department has said that whatever caused the girl’s death is not a public health risk.

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