Wild Raccoons Invade School, Pee on Student

Florida middle school becoming an infested, urine-dripping mess: parents

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 15, 2012 10:37 AM CST

(Newser) – Are raccoons the new bullies? In one Florida middle school, yes. CBS12 reports on an infestation so bad that parents started calling the station for help, telling it that the wild creatures had been in residence for weeks, and that the school hadn't sent home warnings. Even worse: One raccoon reportedly peed on a student. "Something wet started dripping down on his backpack, then eventually on him," confirmed a student at Woodlands Middle School in Lake Worth.

Grosser still: "You're sitting at your desk, doing your class work, and all of a sudden there's liquid running from the ceiling," one mother explained. Palm Beach County Health Department inspectors confirmed the invasion, and reports that it gave the school an unsatisfactory grade on Feb. 9. Now the school has until March 9 to get rid of the animals. Here's the school principal's comforting reaction: "Raccoon activity is confined to a small portion of the school building and does not impact a large number of students. Therefore, mass notification to parents at this time has not taken place."

Stay out of our schools!
Stay out of our schools!   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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