ATLANTA — Authorities say an Atlanta elementary school has become infested with giant rats, prompting the principal to send a letter to parents alerting them of the situation.
Thomasville Heights Elementary Principal Charles Penn said the rodents have been a persistent problem, and the school system has hired an exterminator.
Teachers told WSB-TV that rats have left a foul smell in many of the classrooms, and that teachers have used yardsticks to bat them away in the middle of the school day.
Parent Sherrilyn Cullins said the rats are all over the school. Her daughter describes them as being the size of rabbits.