Bed Bugs Reportedly Found at Carroll Gardens Middle School

By Heather Holland on May 18, 2012 1:54pm | Updated on May 18, 2012 3:44pm

Parents at The Carroll School received notification, confirming that bed bugs were spotted in the school.
Parents at The Carroll School received notification, confirming that bed bugs were spotted in the school.
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CARROLL GARDENS — Parents of students at the Carroll School were notified of bed bugs found at the school this week, but many of the parents were unfazed by the news.

Parents received notices from administrators at P.S. 58 Tuesday saying that a single bed bug had been discovered at the Smith Street school, Patch reported.

“Finding a bed bug does not mean that our school is infested,” read the notice written by school principal Giselle McGee, according to Patch. “Bed Bugs are often unknowingly brought into schools by building occupants and as a result we may have future sightings.”

Some parents who weighed in on the news of bed bugs a few days after the notification said they weren't fussing, while others said they're taking precautions to keep the pests out of their homes.

"I'm not worried worried about it," said Christine Schwartz Hartley, a parent of a student at the school. "It's not in my personality to worry. Whatever happens, happens."

"My biggest concern is that they come into the home," said Lisa Innamoratl, a parent. "I'm throwing everything into the dryer."

"I think there are certain things people worry about too much," said Leah Oates, a parent. "I usually look at the numbers before I panic. There was only one student who had it, and I think the school caught it right away. It was good of the school to send out a notice though."

 

 

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