Rat infestation shuts down Snohomish High School cafeteria

EVERETT, Wash. — School officials in Everett say an infestation of rats has closed the Snohomish High School cafeteria. The school board has hired an extermination company to get rid of the rats.

The Daily Herald newspaper reports the building is expected to be closed for at least six weeks.

A cafeteria worker reported a strange odor coming from the kitchen on Wednesday, which led to the discovery of rat droppings in the cafeteria ceiling.

Breakfast and lunch were served Thursday in the gym with food brought in from a nearby middle school.