Students Back at School After Evacuation for Bed Bugs Led Them to Relocate
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Students were allowed back in Pulse High School in East Tremont
on Wednesday after bedbugs forced the evacuation of the school last
Powerful chemicals used to exterminate the creepy crawlers at the
leased building forced about 200 students to relocate to nearby
Junior High School 118.
"The chemical was so strong, we couldn't be in school," senior
Sheldon Nelson said the principal told students.
Kids said they hung out in the auditorium and watched movies
starting last Thursday, when they were moved.
"I don't want to go in the school, because you know once bedbugs
get in your home, they won't get out," said Nelson, 17.
Since Pulse High School is in a leased site, Department of
Education officials said it was the landlord's decision to
exterminate the building. School officials were not informed of the
When reached by a reporter, an employee at the landlord's office
said the issue had been taken care of.
Bedbugs have been seen crawling around a Brooklyn school, the Daily
News reported this week, but DOE officials said evacuation was not
Angry parents have kept their kids out of the East New York
elementary school, claiming classrooms are infested.