By Jessica BortonPublished November 01, 2017 05:12:56 A Pennsylvania high-school engineering school has canceled classes for two weeks to deal with the shutdown of its campus because of a flu pandemic.
“I’m going to go home to Easton, Pennsylvania and I’ll be home in a few days,” freshman Josh Brown told WLBT-TV.
“And I’m going back to school and I’m definitely going to have fun.”
Brown was born and raised in the Berks County area, which is also home to many high schools.
He has worked at two companies, a welding shop and a welding machine shop.
Brown said he loves working at his welding shop, but the company was shut down due to a pandemic that has killed at least 13 people.
“It’s really hard,” he said.
“It’s hard to keep working.
I’m not even sure if I’m really doing my job.
I don’t know how I’m ever going to do it again.
It really is hard.
I’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Brown’s school, the University of Pennsylvania Engineering and Technology, said on its Facebook page that it will close for a weekend for “safety and health reasons.”
Students will return to classes on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pennsylvania is in a state of emergency after two schools in the state shut down over the flu.
In February, students were forced to return home to finish their summer classes because of the flu, which the school said was caused by the virus.
“We had to go back to the drawing board and figure out how to make it through the summer,” Brown said.
The university says the two schools closed at different times.
Students were not able to pick up their books and books were scattered throughout the school, including the computer lab.
“There’s a lot that goes on with a pandoravirus.
It can be hard for people to handle,” Brown added.
“There’s so many things going on in your life and I think I can relate to that.
I think the world needs to know.”
Brown hopes the pandemic will not affect his future plans.
“A lot of people who are working, and I know that I’m one of them, I want to have a lot more time off.
I want more time to get away and I want a lot less stress in my life,” he added.