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Sep 2, 2012 6:10 PM by Lacey Steele

Some students in Colorado are out of school because of bats

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - Middle school students in Cortez are set to return to class Tuesday after a bat infestation forced officials to close school for part of last week.

Students and teachers at Cortez Middle School were sent home Thursday while a company specializing in bat removal went to work.

Schools Superintendent Alex Carter says that after a bat flew through a hallway and another one came in contact with a student, the district decided to cancel school for the rest of the week.

No one has been bitten.

Officials believe five different bat colonies are in the school, and banishing the creatures will cost the district $24,500.

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