Rhode Island

Pests, Mold Found at R.I. High School, Parents Disgusted

Parents say conditions at a Rhode Island high school that was rated one of the ten worst in the state last year haven't improved.

WJAR-TV reports there have been complaints concerning mice, mold and leaks at Rogers High School. Students say the conditions are disturbing and distract from class time.

School officials say they are aware of pest problems at the school. They say exterminators make regular visits.

Parent Melody O'Brien says city officials are managing buildings like "slum lords."

City officials say a bond vote to fund a new school is on the November ballot. However, a new building would be at least five years away even if the measure passed.

Rogers High School was built in 1957.

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