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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. — Several bats have been spotted on the campus of a North Carolina high school, WECT reported.

A custodian saw a bat flying around both gyms at West Bladen High School last week. Wildlife officials removed several bats from the school between Friday and Monday.

No bats have been seen in the building since Monday evening.

As a precaution, the county health department is testing the removed bats for any potential health risks.

“We assure everyone that the health and safety of our students and staff are priorities as we find the best solution to dealing with the situation. We are also committed to keeping West Bladen parents fully informed at all time,” Robert Taylor, superintendent of Bladen County Schools stated.

County health department officials asked the school to close both gyms until lab tests are complete. Results from the lab are expected to be received by the end of this week.


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