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Venomous brown widow spiders found near backpacks at San Carlos school

Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 14:01:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - When school started last week at Dailard Elementary in San Carlos, the father of a second grade student noticed several large spiders and egg sacks in the area where kids hang their backpacks.

He took several photos documenting the issue.

When he reached out to 10News about a week later, he said he had already spoken to a teacher, custodian, and the principal about the issue but was told a work order would need to be put in to get pest control to the school.

The same parent said the spiders appeared to be brown widows, which are venomous and a bite from one requires medical attention.

A San Diego Unified School District spokesperson confirmed that a pest control team was sent to the school Thursday to get rid of the spiders and eggs.

They also confirmed that the spiders were indeed brown widows, very common in the San Diego area.

Despite the concerns, there were no reports of any children ever being bitten.