Students return to DC elementary school after bed bugs, rat infestation cleaned up – WJLA


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It was back to class at their home school for hundreds of students at Savoy Elementary in Southeast Washington on Monday morning.

The school was closed for three weeks to get rid of rats and bed bugs that were plaguing the facility.

The problem started in the fall and persisted into the winter. Earlier this month the school was shut down and students were transferred to Ferebee Hope Elementary School for class. During that time the school was cleaned from top to bottom, a new front lobby floor was put in and all soft materials such as blankets and carpets were replaced. They also located and repaired vulnerable spots in the school where rats could get in.

One of the challenges that we face right now is that we want to make sure that our families, teachers and students feel comfortable, said Deputy Chief of School Eugene Pinkard.

Pinkard was on hand to welcome back students and parents and to give the media a tour of the cleaned up facility. Some parents were anxious to have their students return.

Mother Pauline Richardson told ABC7, I hope they got the bed bug situation under control. Hopefully this is a fresh start.

Both the Department of Health and Department of General Services inspected the facility and say it is safe for students and teachers to return.

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