DENVER - In a letter to students and families, Denver Public Schools administration confirmed bed bugs found in a classroom will close the school until Wednesday.
Administration said the entire campus will be closed to ensure the area is treated properly for the bugs.
The following is text from the letter:
"Hello West Campus Families,
We wanted to provide an update on the situation concerning the bed bugs that were recently found on the West Campus.
As we previously reported, three bed bugs were discovered in a classroom.
When the bugs were discovered, students and faculty were immediately removed, and the Denver Public Schools Pest Control team conducted a treatment of the area.
On the two occasions that they visited campus, the team assessed the situation and determined that we do not have an infestation on the West campus.
However to ensure that the area is completely bug free, we will be closing the entire campus to all students, families and staff from Saturday, October 12th until Tuesday, October 15th.
During this time, the exterminator team will conduct an extensive treatment of the entire building. The campus will then re-open on Wednesday, October 16th and all activities will resume at their regularly scheduled time.
Our primary concern is the safety and well being of all West Campus students, faculty and staff. The West Campus Administrative Team will be taking the steps outlined above to make sure that this issue has been completely resolved.
If you have any questions, please visit our health clinic or call the Main Office or (720) 423-5300."
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