California school delays reopening after classrooms ‘taken over by rats’

By: | August 19, 2021

A high school in Southern California has delayed its first day back to in-person learning after teachers arrived last week to discover classrooms taken over by rats.

Classes at Schurr High School in Montebello were scheduled to resume on Monday after more than a year of remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, CBS Los Angeles reported. But after complaints from teachers, the school district sent out a notice late on Friday saying the campus would remain closed for an unspecified period, likely at least two more weeks.

“There was feces in several places in my room,” teacher Al Cuevas told the Los Angeles Times. “I could hear rats running around in the walls and ceiling. It’s disgusting. Other rooms right near me were completely taken over by rats.”

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