Mice invade North St. Louis school

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - An elementary school in North St. Louis is dealing with a mouse problem.

Sources inside Walbridge Elementary School told Fox 2’s Anthony Kiekow that mice have been roaming the hallways, classrooms and lunch room for weeks.

Rottler Pest Control was at the school Tuesday morning.

St. Louis Public Schools said it learned about the mouse problem two weeks ago.

The district released the following statement Tuesday:

“We have sent pest control to the school on three separate occasions to set and monitor traps. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will look into other pest control options during the summer months when children are not in the building.”

District officials are also reviewing the food disposal practices at the school.

However, the students will continue to attend class at Walbridge until the end of the school year.

“They should’ve sent them home,” Rosie Patterson said.

Patterson’s children went to the school and she has volunteered there for decades.

“They would only do this in North St. Louis,” she said.

Patterson said it’s just another example of the district “failing” the students at Walbridge.

173 students attend Walbridge. All of the students are minorities.