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Rat infestation to send high school students to 3 locations

September 11, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school will split its students among three locations as it cleans up a rat infestation that began last month.

News outlets report that Kirby High School officials announced Monday that the plan will get roughly 800 students back to class full-time starting Sept. 17, and will likely be in place until after Christmas.

Assistant Shelby County Schools Superintendent Joris Ray says no site in the neighborhood met regulatory requirements or was big enough to fit all the students. School buses will be re-routed, and details will be released this weekend.

The school system says high schoolers at the middle school site will have separate entrances, schedules and lunch periods.

Students will be issued laptops Wednesday, and are expected to use them for assignments on Thursday and Friday.

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