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Spencer Elementary School closes after bats were found inside

SPENCER, W.Va. — Roane County's schools superintendent says bats were found in an elementary school building, prompting it to close for at least two days.

Schools Superintendent Richard D. Duncan told WSAZ a contractor would be coming to the Spencer school on Monday to assess the issue.

News outlets reported multiple bats were found in the building over three days last week.

Duncan says it's unclear how long it'll take to remove the bats, and officials don't know when classes will resume. News outlets reported Monday afternoon that the school would be closed again Tuesday.

Duncan says the school must first clean the building and put preventative measures in place to keep bats out.

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