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Spiders cause school closure

The Dean Academy in Gloucestershire will be closed all day today, following an outbreak of false widow spiders.

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Parent: It was the right decision for the school to close

A concerned parent said it was right for the Dean Academy in Gloucestershire to close its doors today to deal with a false widow spider outbreak.

Pete Sosna's children attend the school, he said: "We were concerned. A lot of people say that they are overreacting… but how safe can you be?"

He added: "In my opinion I think they've made the right decision."

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