Bat Invasion Sends Students Scrambling

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM CDT
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Bat Invasion Sends Students Scrambling

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Students and staff at a southeast Texas high school went scrambling for cover after dozens of bats invaded the small-town school.

The incident happened Monday at Barbers Hill High School in the small oil field town of Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston.

Sophomore Grayson Long says one almost hit him in the head, while junior Terron Hammond says one flew over his head and sent him scurrying for cover in a classroom.

Maintenance workers quickly installed extruder devices that would allow the bats to leave but not enter the school. Assistant Superintendent Gayle Woodall says as many 52 bats were rounded up and tested and none showed disease. Woodall tells KHOU-TV in Houston that school officials will reassess the situation Tuesday morning.

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