Dead bed bugs found in district-issued iPads at Como Park Senior High

A student at the Carolinum grammar school calculates an equation with an iPad in math class. (Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images) (Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images)

St. Paul Public Schools is asking students at Como Park Senior High School to clean their district-issued iPads after dead bed bugs were found in four devices, according to district spokesperson Kevin Burns.

A letter mailed out to families explained the insects were found Friday inside the protective cases of four iPads. According to Burns, it was apparent the bed bugs had been deceased for "quite awhile." At this time, district officials do not believe there are any live bed bugs in the iPads.

As a precaution, school leaders are asking families to clean the cases and iPads by wiping down the case and keyboard with window cleaner and to wipe down the iPad with a wet paper towel and dry it off before returning it to the case. 

For anyone with concerns, a professional pest company will be able to collect, inspect and clean those devices.