CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Smelly bathrooms, roaches and possible dead creatures under mobile classrooms are just some of the things that led to a one local high school’s 79.5 health rating.
This health inspection for Olympic High School is raising concerns for parents and students, as the report recently released by the North Carolina Department of Public Health describes a learning environment that's less than ideal.
“I think it’s actually something that needs to be addressed,” student Damien Bielski said.
“I’d like to know if other high schools are like this,” Abdul Evans, a parent of an Olympic High School student.
Olympic students say they weren’t not shocked by the low health grade the school was slapped with
“Why aren’t the schools sending that report out to parents? That’s a concern,” Evans asked.
The inspector described bathrooms with a "pungent" smell, roaches and bugs in the girl's locker room and even possible dead animals under mobile classrooms.
“That’s pretty gross to have possible dead creatures under your mobile restrooms,” said Evans.
“I’ve heard people say they’ve seen rats and mice and stuff but I’ve never seen it,” another student said.
“I’ve never seen dead animals outside this school in the road but I have seen your occasional roach and stuff and bathrooms do tend to get pretty nasty sometimes,” Bielski said.
The district sent FOX 46 an e-mail saying, “CMS is always concerned about the safety and health of students at all schools and that, building services responds within hours of health inspection reports depending on the severity of the issue cited.”
“For a school supposed to have janitors and everything I would imagine they would check that on a daily basis,” said Evans.
Students and parents just hope the district can find a solution to clean up the school.
The school board is expected to vote on the 2018-2019 budget Tuesday night and included in that is a proposal for increased custodial staff. Check back with FOX 46 for the results.