Emergency officials have confirmed a bat found Aug. 29 at Carpenter Hill Elementary near Buda tested positive for rabies, according to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Authorities responded to the campus for a call of a dead bat located under a basketball hoop near the eastern parking lot. According to the release, no human contact was made with the animal. Tim Savoy, Hays CISD chief communications specialist, said a custodian discovered the dead bat.
However, the bat was examined by the Department of State Health Services and tested positive for the rabies virus.
Authorities ask anyone who might have come into physical contact with the animal, or know someone who might have touched the animal, to call Animal Control at 512.393.7896 or the Department of State Health Zoonosis Control 254.778.6744.