Mom To Grade-Schoolers: Would You Like To Touch My Dead, Rabid Bat?

It’s important for children to learn about wildlife in school, but this may not be the right approach. What do you think?

_A parent brought a dead bat to Stevensville Elementary School earlier this week, and now health officials are evaluating which students may need rabies shots.

Stevensville Superintendent Kent Kultgen says the woman brought the dead bat to school Monday morning and allowed kindergarten and fifth-grade students in her children’s classes to touch the dead animal.

Kultgen says the school district’s insurance policy will cover the cost of the shots, which could be up to $800 per student._