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Bedbugs Close Several Rooms At Stamford School

The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering - Stamford, CT - Aug 29, 2008 - Photo: AITE Stamford via Flickr

The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering – Stamford, CT – Aug 29, 2008 – Photo: AITE Stamford via Flickr

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STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - A prestigious Stamford school is the latest battlefield in the war on bedbugs.


WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports

Nearly 700 students, dozens of faculty members, visitors, books, and other materials come through the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering everyday.

However, it was one student’s backpack that prompted the school to close classrooms and cancel after-school activities at the magnet high school Monday.

An exterminator was called in and confirmed the bookbag had bedbugs. School administrators closed at least six classrooms that the student may have been in. The child’s sibling was also inspected for bedbugs.

“Families are worried that the youngsters may bring some home and what are they going to do with it,” principal Paul Gross told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

Gross says it’s a health issue and a major distraction and that they are taking it seriously.

A bedbug battle is also underway at Dolan Middle School, according to the Stamford Advocate.

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