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Bats found at Bridge City High School
BRIDGE CITY-By: Leslie Rangel
Administrators in the Bridge City School District have sent a warning letter to parents, telling them about bats discovered inside the high school.
The letter warns parents to encourage their children not to touch the bats.
We spoke with superintendent Mike King.
He tells us they're aware of the problem.
It involves about 60 bats.
No one has been bitten and he says the district is working to remove the bats and relocate them.
That's what a bat sounds like when your up close.
This is video of a Mexican free-tail bat in Austin, similar to the ones spotted and heard at Bridge City High School
The superintendent says news they have narrowed their focus to a few places where the bats are coming in.
King says it's mainly through the roof and small ridges in the tin along the building where the brick meets the metal.
He says the bats are so tiny, they can fit through very small places.
King says it's not the first time they've dealt with bats.
It happened a few years back after Hurricane Rita.
He says they believe it's the cold weather that's driven the bats to find warmer areas.
Once again, administrators want parents to know, they are taking care of the bats and no one on campus has been bitten.
The Superintendent says they can't just come in and kill them because some may be an endangered species of bat.
They're working to relocate them as soon as possible.
If you or your child has seen a bat at the school you're asked to contact administrators.