Infested with rats, the Lorca kindergarten in Vaulx-en-Velin (Rhône) was closed on Friday by the municipality.

It will remain so all week, indicates the town hall, confirming information from

Lyon Mag


For three months the parents of students had been worried about the galloping proliferation of rodents.

While they initially stayed outside the school, they ended up being seen in hallways, classrooms and restrooms.

Others attacked the students' clothes.

A leisure center dedicated to welcoming children

A "Strong and unprecedented intervention" is underway to exterminate the premises, disinfect them but also prevent a new invasion of rodents, indicates the city of Vaulx-en-Velin.

The children, whom their parents cannot have looked after, have been welcomed since Monday morning "all day" in a leisure center, "accompanied by teachers and Atsems".

Lunchtime catering is also available on site.

The reopening of the school is scheduled for Monday, November 28.


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