Parents Say Bed Bugs Rampant At Trenton Elementary School
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
TRENTON - Parents participating in a "Walk In Your Child's
Footsteps" event yesterday at a city elementary school found out
firsthand what's under a foot.
"We were in my son's room and another child pulled several items
out of his book bag. Several things fell onto the floor and that's
when another student noticed a bedbug on the floor," a mother told
Apparently, the feisty critters have invaded Stokes Elementary
School on Parkside Ave.
"It's probably been a problem for several weeks. The district has
been trying to keep this quiet but parents are concerned," one
According to several parents, more than a dozen bedbugs have been
"But school officials have been trying to keep this quiet. The only
thing they have done is wipe down desks with alcohol. But there's
been no official notice of how things stand right now," a second
At noon, insiders said Schools Superintendent Raymond Broach
visited Stokes, where staff members updated him about the bedbug
Parents can expect a notice by tomorrow with details about how
school officials expect to fight a potential bedbug invasion.