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Emails discuss rat problem at Las Vegas elementary school

Posted: 6:26 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 22:15:07-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A southern Las Vegas school is being told to watch out for rats.

13 Investigates has received an internal e-mail sent to staff on Nov. 5 at Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School in Southern Highlands.

The email shows that staffers have been told to keep food, snacks, and candy locked up tight, and that rats at the school have been getting into food on campus.

"We have RATS in the building. This has been an ongoing issue for the past year or so due to teachers leaving food in the classroom," the email says, in part.

Shortly after 5 p.m on Nov. 7 an email was sent to families of the school. The email reads:

Dear Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School families:

The administration and staff at Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School School are committed to the safety and security of our students. We have had a report of a rodent on campus. We are currently working to address this matter by setting traps and taking other measures to resolve the matter and are taking every measure to ensure a clean environment for the students.

Please note that no one on our campus has been injured by a rodent, and instruction has continued without interruption. Our priority is to keep our students in a safe environment and we are taking the necessary steps to address this matter.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at [redacted].

Joelle Mills
Principal

13 Investigates has asked for information from the Southern Nevada Health District for any inspection reports or complaints.

We've also asked the school district for information and we are waiting to hear back.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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