CHARLTON, Mass. – A sixth-grade class trip was reportedly cut short in Charlton, Mass. after bed bugs were found in the students’ rooms.
Litchfield Middle School’s sixth-graders were on a fall field trip to Nature’s Classroom when a student discovered suspicious bites on his arm, according to the New Hampshire school’s principal.
The bites have not been confirmed to have come from bed bugs, but Principal Tom Lecklider said a search dog confirmed there was abed bug infestation in six rooms at the facility.
The field trip was scheduled to end on Friday, but kids were taken home a day early after bites were found on one of the students.
John Santos, the director for Nature’s Classroom, told the Union-Leader the facility is treating rooms.
“There were three rooms, maybe up to five, that we are treating. We are not absolutely convinced that those bugs didn’t come in from the people from the town,” Santos said. “They could have stayed we were able to isolate the first room pretty quickly.”
Nature’s classroom is a Massachusetts-based non-profit that emphasizes learning in the outdoors by providing field trips to schools and organizations throughout New England.