Frum parents today fear that bed bugs found at the Lakewood High School last week may spread to their children via the School Buses, shared with the private schools. “On Friday my daughter came home from school saying that the bus driver said that Lakewood Public School has a bad case of bed bugs and that the public school students use the same bus, so the private schools most likely will get it”, a concerned parent tells TLS.
Other private school parents expressed similar concerns as well.
TLS spoke with a Board Of Education member who acknowledged the bed bug incident and did not downplay the parents’ fears.
“It’s definitley a distinct possibility that it could happen”, the Board member who wished not to be identified, said. “Each parent should make their own decisions”, he added. The member encouraged parents to speak to a bed bug expert.
Following the discovery of the bugs at the school late last week, members of the Ocean County Health Department reportedly went down to the school to educate school officials about the bugs.
The school official could not say when the issue would be resolved. TLS.