Classes suspended for third time at La Guerre Combined

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Classes suspended for third time at La Guerre Combined


Students attending the La Guerre Combined School were sent home today for the third time in one week after experiencing allergic reactions from chemicals used to treat termites in the building.

A teacher, who requested anonymity, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the school was sprayed on Saturday and students and teachers returned to school on Monday.

According to the teacher, when the students turned up for school on Monday, the heavy scent started affecting students and the principal was forced to suspend classes until Tuesday. However, after returning to school on Tuesday, students started to experience allergic reactions.

“The students started to experience itches on their mouth, nose and eye,” the teacher added.

The chief education officer and district education officer were contacted and the school principal was told to suspend classes until Thursday. But when teachers and students turned up for school today, the scent was still very high and the students started to experience the same allergic reactions.

The teacher believes that the substance used to spray the school was oil-based and once the student got into contact with anything there, they started to get itchy and their eyes would get teary. The principal was forced to suspend classes again at 10:45.p.m today. Parents and teachers were also informed that there will be no school tomorrow as well.

The source said the school’s current building was constructed using some of the same materials that were used to build the first school, which was some 30 or more years old.

Teachers believe that might be the cause for termites at the school. SNO was also informed that there is no one particular section that is affected, but the entire school. They also believe that the issue will resurface and have suggested that the government look into rebuilding the school, using a concrete structure.

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  1. Aa, she stop the new school and give on of the boys to spray the school of termites. Please advise which company went to spray a school with a chemical that will affect students on the Monday? the gov't building where I work is also sprayed and we never had problems. A reputable company. I wonder who got the contract.

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  2. Aa whats gonna happen , cause my niece is in common entrance class at this school. Well our former representative had everything in place to build a new school for La Guerre. What is Alvina doing? this woman does nothing for Babonneau people on the whole. all she is doing is to reep off all what the former representative build up for Babonneau people. This is where she have to put a nose into building a new school for La Guerre people. She needs to build something so her legacy can stay at Babonneau to. Kekel lagacy is all over in Babonneau , what Alvina have to show for the past three years that she is in office? She does nada.

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  3. Over to you Hon.Rep for Babonneau what about the new school which your predecessor was about to build is the location also not the right location like the booths

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  4. There are harmless chemicals which they can use to kill termites. I guess they wanted to be cheap and they should know that the chemical has a reaction when human get in contact with it. Now our kids have to pay the price

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  5. i would never think the school would be rebuilt using the same OLD material that was there 30 plus years!!!common sense would say that there would be termite infestation again and soon?smh.....find a place to house the students and rebuild them a comfortable concrete structure tun..common entrance in round the corner, the grade six's can't afford to be missing out on school so often...sigh

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  6. SMH..... What do you'll expect. Spraying the school on saturday and not friday right after school or dismissing school earlier having parents to come collect their children. Having them to come to school on monday instead of having them to stay home clean up the residue and have them to return the tuesday or wednesday. What do you'll expect!

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