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DUNCAN, Okla.--DUNCAN, Okla. – School officials in Duncan are alerting parents about a bed bug found on the Duncan High School campus.

Late last week an unwelcome guest made its way to Duncan High School.

"I don't understand why it would be at a high school. That's very bizarre to me,” Nancy Postlethwaite, a Duncan resident, said.

Duncan High School’s principal, Kelly Trinidad, wrote a letter to parents to alert them of a bed bug discovery writing, “We have identified one bed bug specimen in an isolated location on the Duncan High School campus.”

Trinidad went on to say, “Pest control professionals were immediately contacted and conducted an inspection for additional specimens.”

"They were just all over the high school like they were in back packs, gym lockers, stuff like that. Teachers were telling us to watch our bags and stuff with like hot water,” one middle school student said.

While that may have been the word around the school, school officials say pest control did not find any additional bugs during their inspection, but the pest still caused a lot of worry.

"I think it's crazy. This stuff can get out of control,” one Duncan resident said.

Out of precaution, school officials began a recommended plan of action and provided parents with information about bed bugs.

"They said they were right on top of it,” Postlehwaite said.

At this time we don’t know where on campus the bug was found.