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So, my school just notified of that they have bed bugs, can they make us go to school still?

They said it will still be a regular day, but we gotta put our stuff in plastic bags(Btw this is Churchland High School, the nastiest school in Virginia), can they say we HAVE to go still?

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Almost forgot what the actual question was... Heck no! Would not go to school with BedBugs around! And this comes from the woman who actually likes bugs!
BUT.... bed Bugs?? Those are Nasty- Mean- almost impossible to get rid off..at least from what I hear and read anyway.. And putting your stuff in plastic is their solution?
Bizzare...
Gotta admit my first reaction was; just how do Bed Bugs get into a school?? Sheez.

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Hi Witt! I read they are travelers, hitchhikers, so clothes,purse, backpack, books, furniture, movie theaters, even new clothes at store, someone could buy an item, return it bug(s) hiding underarm, in seam... Ugh!!
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Well, we got it from an advanced class(Our class goes to a diff school for part of the day and come back, we caught it from a diff school :/ )
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So instead of "all I got was this stupid T-Shirt" from a ; they went on vacation...
Its !! BedBugs!! Doesn't have quite the same effect.. Aye?? Doiy..
As much as I've travelled and all the cool-strange and not so fun Bugs I've encountered; guess been lucky with those!
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They are becoming resistant to pesticides as well
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Yea, I heard that too blades, they say that's the reason why their becoming a bigger problem.
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Yup! It's scary!
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@Jeffrey, even worse, so there's 2 schools with kids still going to classes with
BedBugs around? You poor guys... Hmmm, just in case... Where do you live?
Yeah, bad joke... Not so funny for you all. Hope they get it under control soon!
Good luck and honestly.. They should really stop this NOW by closing school and fumigating before it becomes a town-wide health crisis.
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Seems lots of Bugs adapting to pesticides a lot quicker and better than we are;
In Areas where they regularly do spraying and misting for mosquitos like North-Houston, the mosquitos just get bigger and meaner and more and more people
Get sick..
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Like Blades said, they are resistant. What if you clear the school but individuals continue to bring them in. Movie theaters are being shut down.
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Actually, it's 3, 2 schools kept it hidden for 3 months now, and our school kept it secret for almost a week.
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That's cray cray! Call the HD!
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Ikr, I am sure someone from our school(or a parent) has already.
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So? Guess we just deal and slowly adapt?
Here the Govt. keeps insisting we do not have a Dengue Fever outbreak( classification dependant upon confirmed cases..hurrrmmphf), and meanwhile one of our friends is Dead, 3 are on IV in hospital and countless others are" taking it in stride" at home and treating it like the Flu since there's no cure anyway and our hospital more likely to kill you as anything...
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Dengue Fever? I have never heard of it :/ lol, but wow, people dying, people really sick from it? The US Government is going cold, I wish the founding fathers could be awaken from the dead, an biotch slap Obama and Council and Senate and all of them to get this country back on track :/
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Dengue fever ( also known as breakbone fever), tropical disease caused by Dengue virus. Similar symptoms to Flu often with skin rash similar to measles.
Small # of cases develop into Dengue hemmorhagic fever>bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into Dengue Shock syndrome> dangerously low bloodpressure.
Transmitted by certain mosquitos. 4different types; getting one type will usually give you immunity to that one, but after having one type; getting infected again with another increases risk of complications..
And NO vaccine...
Incidence increased dramatically since 1960's, around 50-100 million people infected yearly. Endemic in more than 110 countries!
So yeah, actually lot more common than most realize, but thats because most often if its contracted by tourists for example they and Mainland Docs. Just assume its a Flu or "something they ate"...
We' re used to it being around but not so much the extent and frequency in last 2-3 years. But.... They've also been spraying more! Hmmmm right?
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ouch it bit me..... lol....
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Bad Bug!! :-(.
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I've never seem them and I hope I never see them..
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Bed Bugs? Same here, and me neither! Nasty critters!!:-(.
LiverSteak!:-( ugh!
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@Witt, wow, I never realized it would be that bad O_o
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@Jeffrey, it can be; but its all over the Caribbean and Hundreds of Thousands travel here all the time and either never get it or get the milder version and as I said treat it as a Flu.. No biggie. Just seems this year has been especially active and more cases of the Hemmoraghic dangerous variety both here in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Don't really know Stats. For Down Island, each has their own system of tracking a nd reporting.. If at all.
Not something we overthink, more likely to catch and die from regular flu or from the proverbial, Car Accident.
I had the "mild" variety the year we moved here and didn't realize thats what it was untill the whole thing was just about over.. Oh well.
So yeah; please do not let this ever stop you or anyone else from coming to our beautiful Islands! We wont let the "Bad Mosquitos" get you!! :-).
Hows the Bed Bug situation? Did you go to school?
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I had to, yes, my dad drove me up to school, and made sure all the security guards know not to let me leave with the students in FBLA(They get out 1/2 a school day earlier, lol) and we are still on alert at my school, they are making us keep our stuff in large plastic bags for the next 2 weeks, lol.
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OMFG you could get them in your hair and clothes still!

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I would think its a health hazard! If I was your mom I would probably keep you home till the bed bugs are gone

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Aww your so caring!
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thank you so much :)
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u r so nice dude if I had the bugs, u would be the first one I would ask for advice :)
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If you bring them home it would cost thousand's of dollars to get rid of them,if I were your parents I would keep you home until they were gone.

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A school is different than a hotel roohose bugs nest in curtains,bedding and carpet. Since schools don't have much,if any of that you should be alright.I wouldn't go in though,some dirtbag is carrying those things.

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I would think they would close down until they find the source and get it under control. Problem is you need to go to school and it's going to be close to impossible considering the number of students. Looks like the health Dept. might step in, they multiple fast.There's no telling how long they've been around, kids could have brought them home already, continue to infest.

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They've been there for a week on Friday, they just told us today though, NEVER live near/in the ghetto :/
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They were found on Friday, just told us today ... but before Friday, as you said, who knows how long they have been there...
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That's insane ! They should close down. (Check my comment under Wittpier's answer)
I would Ask the advice of the health Dept .
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And jeff, they aren't exclusive to poor, dirt, whatever .. They can get in the cleanest of places , they actually were brought back to the states through wealthy people traveling to Europe etc .
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Yea, I know, but we didn't notice then --as students-- because our school is filthy, and we thought that it was just dirt :/
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we didn't notice them*
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Be careful , zip your backpack, don't use anybody's books, and don't leave your coat near anyone's,
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Hehe, I am not even going tomorrow... Not until they kill the bugs, 8/10's of the school isn't going as a precaution, lol.
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Or atleast about 8/10's the shcool CLAIMS they aren't going, I know I for one, am not going.
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I don't blame you! Good luck'
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Lol, thanks.
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I wouldn't go.

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OMG, they've probably already infested half the student body by now at least. I can't believe a school would stay open knowing they have bed bugs, that has to be a health violation.

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That's DISGUSTING!!! >:P Don't go.

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Erm, this was a month ago, lol. They claim they got them all killed, there was only one sighted in the school library, and then one in a class, no more were ever found. Lol..
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OK, good... :)
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