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Bed bugs found in student's backpack at Webster Elementary School

Bed bugs found in student's backpack at Webster Elementary School

Bed bugs were found in a student's backpack Tuesday afternoon at Webster Elementary School, according to a statement from Syracuse City School district spokesperson, Michael Henesey.

Social workers at the school confirmed with the student's family that bed bugs were present in their apartment, Henesey said.

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Webster Elementary School believes the bed bugs are isolated to that family, and the affected classroom and those adjacent to it were cleaned and treated by the school's facilities team and Salt City Pest Control.

As of Wednesday afternoon there have not been any additional bed bug sightings in the school, Henesey said.

The latest finding comes after bed bugs were found in at least two other instances at Henninger High School.

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