Newport Harbor High School Students, Teachers Stage Walkout Over Reported Rat Infestation

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Officials from the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District plan to visit Newport Harbor High School next week to investigate the campus for rats, which sparked a student and teacher walkout.

The campus of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif. on Nov. 28, 2012. Vector control learned of complaints of a rat infestation at the Newport Beach campus on Tuesday from the Orange County Environmental Health Division. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

The campus of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif. on Nov. 28, 2012. Vector control learned of complaints of a rat infestation at the Newport Beach campus on Tuesday from the Orange County Environmental Health Division. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Lora Young, a vector control spokeswoman, said a date was not set as of Thursday afternoon.

“Once we’re out there, we can make a better recommendation to the school,” she said.

Annette Franco, spokeswoman for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, said Thursday that the district hadn’t heard from OC Vector Control about a planned visit.

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