Two "Isolated" Bed Bug Incidents
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS - Superintendent Samuel Lee said there
were two "isolated incidents" regarding bedbugs at a school that
were addressed last week.
In one incident, a student had bedbug bites, he said Tuesday.
Another student had a bedbug on them, he said.
"There was no infestation," he said.
Lee said the incidents occurred on Thursday and an exterminator
came out that day.
Both students live in the same apartment complex. School
officials declined to name which school the students attend and
which complex they live in.
"This problem has been overblown and we are doing our best to
protect families from embarrassment," spokeswoman Eileen Kelliher
said. "The rumors - and that is what they are - seem to be attached
to one school and one apartment complex. I'd rather not mention
"The truth is," she continued, "we noticed one bedbug on one
chair in one classroom. We had professionals come in and scour the
buildings and our buses. They assured us that there were no
bedbugs. We also alerted the apartment complex and management there
agreed to address the situation."
"We have had no sightings since then," she said.