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Students, teachers bugged by mosquitos at Madison Senior High

Posted at 3:22 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 22:12:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Students distracted and bitten in class at Madison Senior High in Clairemont are hoping for some help to make the mosquitoes go away.

The west side of campus, against Doliva Dr., is where people told 10News they were bitten. The same area houses special needs classes.

10News was sent two pictures, one of a student, with special needs, whose calf was bitten by a mosquito, and another of a dead mosquito. It appears to be black with white spots or stripes.

"It was really bad and it was burning and everything," Junior Arryonna said. She was bitten in art class Thursday.

"I feel like my ankle starts itching so I'm like what's on my ankle, so I look and I got two bumps on the side of my ankle," she said reaching down to scratch. She said she's allergic, making the bites that much worse.

The school district says the first report of a mosquito bite came mid-September, around the first time Aryonna said she was bit. Pest Control came out twice and deployed an organic compound in the drain to kill mosquito larvae.

The County was scheduled to come out next week, but after 10News called, they showed up Friday afternoon, according to the district.