Missouri State Dealing with Bats in Classrooms

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Missouri State University is dealing with two sightings of bats in preschool classrooms.

The university says in a release a bat initially spotted inside the university library flew through two preschool classrooms on campus before it was caught. On another day, a bat was seen hanging off a backpack in a preschool classroom at the Child Development Center. The university says one sighting was in August, and the other was in September.

The incidents were reported to the health department.

The Springfield News-Leader reports no bites have been reported. But “out of an abundance of caution” the health department is advising parents of the children who attend the center to consult their doctor regarding preventive medical treatment for rabies.

The university’s working to ensure all bats have been removed.

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