Flea-carrying raccoons discovered at Rockland elementary schoolPosted: Updated:
A family of flea-carrying raccoons discovered in Haverstraw Elementary will keep the school closed next week.
The problem began when some of the staff at the elementary school were being bitten by fleas. Technicians then discovered a mother raccoon with her two babies.
They were removed from the premises.
North Rockland Central Superintendent Ileana Eckert says the school is being treated so it will be “flea free” when it opens.
A notice on the school’s website says that all students will attend school at North Rockland High School on Tuesday, Sept. 3. On Sept 4-5, fourth-grade students will attend school in the nearby St. Peters School building, while fifth- and sixth-grade students will attend school at Farley Elementary.
Officials say they are hoping Haverstraw Elementary will be opened on Monday, Sept. 9.
Administrators are asking anyone with questions to call the school’s main line at 845-942-3400.