- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A southeast Washington elementary school has reopened after bed bugs and rodents were discovered there earlier this month.

Savoy Elementary School reopened Monday morning after undergoing a major cleaning. The school was shut down for nearly three weeks while crews dealt with bed bug and rodent problems.

Students from the school were sent to a temporary location while workers thoroughly cleaned the building and replaced all soft materials, including rugs, cots, blankets and pillows.

School officials say the buildings tiling has also been replaced.

Officials will be on hand Monday to speak about the situation and to hold an open-house tour of the classrooms.

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