Students back at Gueydan High School after bat infestation

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 19:05:34-05

Students at Gueydan High School returning back to school, after a bat infestation caused officials to cancel Tuesday’s classes. Crews have been working to get more than 600 bats out of the school.

School was back in session for half a day Wednesday, but students had to stay inside of the gym to make sure they were safe while the school was being cleaned.

There’s still more than just students and faculty at school. According to students, the bats are still there.

“They had a couple of them flying around ,” Julien Breaux said. “We’re working on it. We’re going to be able to get them soon.” Which is why students remained in the gym most of the day Wednesday.

“They were wrapping up the cleaning process and making sure we put some temporary walls to contain the front part of the building that’s where the bats were in,” principal Brandy Broussard said.

Crews are slowly forcing the bats out through an exclusion tube.

“It allows the bats to leave but they will not be able to return,” Broussard said. “They found all the entrances. They will seal all the entrances and just put in the tube and they’re guaranteeing us they should all be gone next week.”

Students are hopeful the bats are gone not only for their safety but also for their education.

“We have to be able to get taught,” Breaux said. “Get all our education, go to college and if we not in school we can’t do that.”

School should be back to its regular schedule Thursday and students should be able to return back to classrooms.