Monday, March 10, 2014
The Associated Press
SABATTUS — The Sabattus Primary School in Maine is closed because bedbugs were discovered in two classrooms.
A close-up photo of a bedbug.
Sabattus Superintendent James Hodgkin says the bedbugs were isolated to the two classrooms in the kindergarten through grade 2 building.
Hodgkin tells the Sun Journal newspaper a pest control company was brought in Monday to check the building after a parent came Friday to ask about bites on their child's arm.
School maintenance workers cleaned the rooms, but they will remain closed until after a pest control company treats them on Wednesday.
Hodgkin called the outbreak "pretty isolated," but officials decided to cancel school until the issue can be taken care of.