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Dr. Pat Batista, Ionia ...
Dr. Pat Batista, Ionia Public Schools
IONIA ROTARY CLUB - Ionia, Michigan USA
PAT BATISTA (term expires 6/30/2018)
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Ionia Public Schools Superintendent Pat Batista said the IDPS was immediately notified of the situation after the school administration offices found out.
Parents received an email about the incident at 2:55 p.m.
"The administration contacted the police immediately," Batista said.
"We're aware of the situation, we're thankful it was reported to the administration - you always want to be safe with these type of things."
She said school staff and the Ionia Department of Public Safety were taking the situation seriously.
"You have to take all the precautions necessary," she said.
According to Ionia Public ...
According to Ionia Public Schools Superintendent Pat Batista, the classroom was a self-contained room, and only one group of students utilizes the space each day.
"It's not a classroom that would have 100 kids coming in and out of it throughout the day," Batista said.
Batista said a local organization, EnviroSafe, was contacted by the school to do a full cleaning of the classroom.
Batista said a representative from the company said bed bugs in a school classroom are typically very unusual, and was probably brought in from someone's home.
Another self-contained classroom was cleaned by EnviroSafe on Wednesday evening as a safety precaution, although there was no evidence showing the existence of bed bugs in that particular space, according to Batista.
Batista went on to say that during the upcoming holiday break, more classrooms will be examined while students are not present at the school to make sure no other bed bugs are found.
"We certainly don't want (bed bugs) coming in with one student and leaving with another," Batista said.
Batista said the students were back in their original classroom by the next day.