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      Bat problem forces Greene Co. High to dismiss early

      {}{}{} For the second time in four months, students at Greene County High School have had to doge bats inside the building.

      {}{}{} ABC 33/40 obtained a picture a student at Greene County High School took of a bat on floor in a classroom before the Christmas holidays.

      {}{}{}{} Thursday morning, another bat was spotted flying through a hallway upstairs.{} Administrators have shut off that side of the school including two classrooms until exterminators reassess the area.{} Also, classes were dismissed at noon Thursday.

      {}{}{} Superintendent Emma Louie admits several bats were removed from the same location back in December, but she insists there is not an infestation of bats inside the school.

      {}{}{} Another student sent ABC 33/40 a picture of what appears to be several bats hanging outside a second floor window.

      {}{}{} Louie says a hole was found where they believed bats were getting into the building.{} They closed it off.{} She says parents have nothing to worry about.{} "They say they [bats] can come in very tiny tiny spaces.{} So, they [exterminators] saw a few small spaces.{} They have put some type of duct there where they can go out but they can not come back in.{} So, I do not expect this to be an infestation or we have an abundance of bats.{} No one has seen huge numbers.{} As I said, this morning we saw one bat," Louie said.

      {}{}{} Exterminators were back at the school Thursday evening taking another look at the bat situation.

      {}{}{}Superintendent Louie says no student has been harmed by the bats.{}{} Also, pending what exterminators find, classes will resume at the school Friday morning.