Pa. woman arrested over lice

April 2, 2008 5:17:46 AM PDT
A Belle Vernon woman is charged with endangering her children after she sent them to school with lice despite warnings that they could not attend class until they had been cleaned up.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nicole Lynn Holmes is in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing on Friday.

Court records show that the Belle Vernon Area School District contacted police, charging that Holmes had ignored several warnings about the children's lice infestation.

School officials told police the problem first arose in early February, when Holmes was told that she must take her children to a doctor and resolve the lice issue before they could return to school. But police say that later that month, the children, and their lice, boarded a bus and headed to school.

Officials at Marion Elementary School say they contacted Holmes, demanding she pick up her children so they would not expose others to their lice. But they say she refused.

Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,