CHELSEA (WHDH) - Chelsea High School students will not be in class once again on Monday or Tuesday as workers try to get a hold on the fly infestation that shutdown the school two days last week.
The school was closed last Thursday and Friday due to a fly infestation that was detected after officials heard complaints of flies buzzing in the school’s kitchen.
In a statement, Chelsea Superintendent Dr. Mary Bourque said the district’s Facilities Management Department got complaints about flies in the school’s kitchen area last week. The drains and grease traps were cleaned out but the flies remained.
An exterminator was called in to investigate where the flies were coming from and cleaners inspected the school’s drain pipes. Borque said in a statement on Sunday that the bugs were coming from four broken pipes underneath the school’s concrete foundation.
The state will hire a contractor to fix the problem.
A decision will be made on Tuesday as to if there will be school on Wednesday.
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