Pigeons to get the boot from St. Leonard’s School
Administration of the Richmond Gap institution have been spending most of the day tackling a pigeon infestation which has taken over some of the classrooms at the school.
The unwanted guests have taken up residence in the roof of a number of the teaching buildings and the droppings from the birds have been making a mess of classrooms.
They're also an obvious health hazard to students and staff.
The Ministry of Education first announced the closure of the school on Monday September 24, citing an environmental issue.
The closure was extended to two days as the issue remained unresolved.
When Loop News visited the school compound today, an industrial cleaning was being undertaken with scaffolding set up to get the pesky pigeons out of the roofs.
There was a faint smell of bird droppings detected along with evidence of droppings around classrooms.
The cleaning is expected to be completed by the end of day and school set to resume on Wednesday, September 26.
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