Rodents Move Into Arlington High

School district says its working on removing rats, mice displaced by construction

By Mola Lenghi
|  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011  |  Updated 7:09 PM CDT
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Arlington High School is undergoing construction and that has brought some unwanted guests in the way of rodents.

Mola Lenghi, NBC 5 News

Arlington High School is undergoing construction and that has brought some unwanted guests in the way of rodents.

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Arlington High School has some unwelcome guests.

Construction at the campus has displaced rats and mice that once inhabited the site of future classrooms and a new cafeteria.

"Unfortunately, because of the construction, a lot of times you have these types of things happen," said Amy Casas, Arlington Independent School District spokeswoman. "You have these animals that are unsettled, and so they tend to come out when you have construction."

She said the displaced rodents have been a slight nuisance but said the district is working on getting rid of them. School maintenance crews and an outside company are working on the problem, she said.

"Of course, we know that this isn't pleasant for anyone, but we certainly want to work to address the issue," Casas said.

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