Call this one something of a nearly perfect* avatar for an operationally and ethically challenged school district. Yes, apparently the Scranton School District has a vermin problem, over and above that which currently exists at the Administration Building.
|(photo from Wikipedia)|
On a more serious note, this actually is a serious problem. One of my first real jobs in life was working in a summer camp kitchen, where one of my duties was emptying and re-setting mouse traps. From that experience I learned three things:
- Mouse traps DO NOT catch mice by their tails.
- There is never a shortage of mice.
- Mice only stay when there is something for them to eat.
Finally, the idea of glue traps being used to catch mice bothers me. It just seems like a very inhumane way to dispose of the critters. I know that there likely aren't too many alternatives, but it still does bother me.
(*) A more perfect avatar would be the Scranton School District having a rat problem. Oh, wait, perhaps it does.
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