Blog: Got Bugs? Oswayo Valley Does

A reader by the name of Mandy pointed us in the direction of a blog article, which states that the Oswayo Valley Elementary School has bugs, and that parents are “buggin’ out” over it.

This from the blog,

A representative of  Oswayo Valley Elementary School District confirmed this evening that there has been “two separate incidents” regarding “bugs” in our school. The representative was confronted by a parent concerned for their childrens health and well being.  When the representative was approached about cockroaches in the school, the representative responded: She believed that most of what was being said was “rumors”, but there had “indeed been two separate incidents, one last Friday and the most recent being yesterday, Monday.  Our children have reported seeing the bugs in hallways, lockers, even the cafeteria.  It is “rumored” to be believed that one even crawled across the cafeteria table on three childrens lunch trays.  On Friday the children in fourth and fifth grades were instructed to clean out their lockers because the school would be spraying for the school’s musty odor and the children were informed there was a bug problem at the school. Again today children were instructed to clean out lockers, but it was only students in grades 3-5.  I cannot begin to understand how cleaning out only some of the lockers will prevent the spread of this epidemic.  It has been reported by students and staff that cockroaches were seen crawling out from one of the student’s boots when he removed them at his locker that day after recess.  When speaking to the representative, the concerned parent was asked “what would you like me to do, shut down the school?”  The only obvious answer here is ABSOLUTELY!!!

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  1. mad mama says:

    I want to know what is going on in our school!!! My son has SEVERE ASTHMA and goes there and can not be around the bugs let alone the sprays they use to get rid of them!!!! Come on people why cant the school handle this better and be truthful with the parents!!!!!

  2. Marshall says:


  3. Essie says:

    According to Orkin, cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be many, many more hiding and multiplying behind your walls. Because cockroaches are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation. The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in children and sensitive individuals.

  4. Anonymous says:

    When will you petty people find something better to do with your lives? Rumors spread faster in this town than anywhere I know. Unless your informed by the school, lets say that there is no problem. I’ve seen a few people in the district blow everthing out of proportion too many times.

  5. Anonymous says:

    To poster 4:36pm….did you not read the blog…if you must know, a parent contacted the principal and SHE confirmed it….anything else would be slander and we wouldnt want to do that now would we? besides as a parent of children that do go to this school I am VERY concerned about the HEALTH and SAFETY of my children, arent you? Maybe you should call the school yourself and confirm for yourself before you attack parents that give a damn about their kids. 697-7161!!!!!!!

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