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Mollison Parents Send Kids Back to Class After Rodent Ruckus

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    Mollison Parents Send Kids Back to Class After Rodent Ruckus

    Students at Mollison Elementary School returned to class Monday after a rodent problem led to health concerns and intensive cleanings. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    Parents on the local school council said they are satisfied with the cleaning of rodent-infested areas at Mollison Elementary School and decided to send their kids back to class Monday morning.

    It's being declared as a victory for parents who say their concerns were eventually addressed by school officials. 

    The city of Chicago said the school passed a health inspection Friday morning, though some parents had been keeping their children home after the school failed two previous inspections.

    Parents were allowed inside the building for a walkthrough Friday, which they said left them pleased enough to send their children back into the classrooms. 

    Days earlier, tensions bubbled over as council members tried to enter the building during one of the school's failed inspections. A shoving match ensued and at least one member of the local school council was taken away in an ambulance. 

    The rodent issue was first publicized when the Chicago Teacher’s Union posted a video last month of baby mice on a classroom pillow. The local school council also shared photos of dead mice and rodent droppings.

    Chicago Public Schools deep cleaned the school for more than a week following the release of the footage. 

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