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High schoolers sent home after fly larvae found near kitchen

September 20, 2018

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Fly larvae found near a West Virginia high school’s kitchen have led officials to send students home.

Monongalia County Schools Deputy Superintendent Donna Talerico tells The Dominion Post the larvae were discovered Wednesday morning at Morgantown High School and the students were sent home before lunch.

Talerico says although no larvae were found inside the kitchen or in any food, they were discovered in the garbage area outside and near the doorway to the kitchen.

She says students were sent home because they would not get a meal as school officials decided not to prepare lunch.

The deputy superintendent says pest management came to deal with the larvae and the cooks and custodians thoroughly cleaned the area. She says the school is working to get a new trash compacting dumpster.

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Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com

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