Sometimes teachers have to deal with pests in school, but for the last two weeks in the Thelma B Johnson Learning Center the teachers had to deal with another kind of pest.
"It was actually two classrooms that was the concern," said Danielle Crafton of the Henderson County School System.
Two weeks ago teachers noticed red marks on students' arms and legs. So the school sprayed for fleas last Friday.
"And since last Friday...Monday and yesterday they saw a few more bites," said Crafton.
Not all parents have seen bite marks on their students. Chelsea Stone takes her 4-year-old Tydus to the learning center.
"I checked his backpack, and I washed his backpack, and I looked through the clothes, and everything in his bag. I didn't notice anything," said Stone.
Stone says she is not worried about the problem persisting.
"I think it's just a one time thing. At least they got it taken care of quickly and they didn't let it last longer then it has."
However she does admit her feelings might be different if Tydus was showing flea bites.
"That would've been a little different if he would've came home with flea bites or if there would've been stuff on his clothes or in his backpack. I wouldn't have been as understanding."
Fleas are parasites, but with nothing to live on for several days they will eventually die. The learning center will be sprayed and treated all this week and will be closed through Sunday.
"By eliminating people from the building besides people that are cleaning, but know the steps, and know where to look, and what to take. We hope that the fleas just die," said Crafton
Students plan to return Monday morning, hopefully to a flea free school
The school is asking students to leave their backpacks at home next week just as an extra precaution.