Parents upset after teacher hung dead mouse in classroom as a message to students

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. - Some parents are upset after a teacher allegedly hung a dead mouse in her classroom as a message to students.

The students told WTVR that the biology teacher repeatedly told them to not eat or bring food in the classroom.

After students didn't listen to her warnings, she hung a dead mouse from the board.

"She's fed up. She's showing students what can happen," one student said.

The student said if classmates had listened, then mice would not get in to the classroom and they wouldn't have had to look at the dead mouse.

Superintendent David Smith says the administration is looking into the incident, adding that they have pest control services at the school.

"Sanitation is always a concern," Smith said. "We have high expectations for cleanliness of all of our facilities and when there's a report of a problem, we do take action."