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School infested with fleas

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GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Golden Meadow Middle School has been battling a flea infestation since Sept. 30.

Students at the school began showing bites associated with fleas a little more than a month ago. Since that time, Long said exterminators have treated the building at least six times, but the bites aren't disappearing.

Long said he plans to shutter the building this weekend and cancel all school-related activities. The school grounds will then be completely treated before students return to school Monday.

Long acknowledged there is a possibility the affected students may be bringing the fleas inside the school from another source, but said he is focused on following the procedure and the guidelines for controlling a flea infestation.

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