ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - APS is sending out a warning to parents at Polk Middle School Thursday night after students were found playing with a rabid bat Wednesday.
That bat tested positive for rabies.
The school has identified six students at the school who played with the rabid bat. They sent letters home to parents Thursday because they're worried there could be more students out there.
Some parents want to know why they didn't find out about the situation right away Wednesday.
"I'm going to find out now when she gets out of school to see what's actually going on," said Anthony Ulibarri, a parent of a 7th grader.
Another parent, Hilda Baca said, "This is their second home. I want them to be safe in their second home. I know they're safe in my home."
The six students who have been identified so far got their first round of the rabies vaccine tonight, with three more rounds to go over the next two weeks.
Dr. Chad Smelser, epidemiologist at the Department of Health, says there's no evidence of bites on the six students, but he added the bats' teeth are so tiny sometimes people can't feel a bite.
Smelser also emphasized the six students are not contagious.
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