Bed Bugs Found at Philly School
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A letter went out to parents of students here at Christopher
Columbus Charter School in south Philly. The school says bed bugs
were found last week. But those parents weren't told until
For the second time this year Christopher Columbus Charter School
is dealing with some unwanted guests, bed bugs.
School officials didn't want to talk on camera. But we obtained
this letter sent to parents. It tells them after a bed bug was
found in the cafeteria detector dogs specializing in sniffing out
the pests were dispatched over the weekend and signaled there may
While we were there we even saw an exterminator arrive, reportedly
to give the school a second opinion. In the meantime the school is
still open. In the meantime, parents are taking precautions.
School officials are telling parents it is not necessary to keep
kids at home especially with PSSA tests next week.
The state senator for this district Larry Farnese has legislation
pending in Harrisburg to give more state oversight to the bed bug
Bed Bugs Found At Philly School: MyFoxPHILLY.com