Gnat infestation causes Lincoln Elementary portable to close for start of school year
GLEN ELLYN – While Lincoln Elementary School families were busy with back-to-school preparations last week, Glen Ellyn School District 41 staff were occupied with ridding one of the school's portables of a gnat infestation that appeared about a week before classes were scheduled to begin.
Superintendent Paul Gordon said he was informed about the insects in the portable on Aug. 18. The district brought in exterminators, who set down traps and identified the insects as gnats, although staff at first suspected that they were fleas.
The portable was treated for the bugs and continues to be closely monitored with daily checks to ensure the gnats are gone before students and staff will be allowed to use the space, Gordon said.
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