Missouri State dealing with bats in classrooms

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Monday, September 12 2016 Sep 12, 2016 Monday, September 12, 2016 7:04:42 PM CDT September 12, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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

The university said 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 said 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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