Bats in Paxton School

Panhandle parents are afraid for the health and welfare of children.

Several bats are nesting at Paxton School.

The school is kindergarten through 12th-grade.

The parents tell News 4 their concerns have been heightened after our report of a rabid bat being found in Malone, Florida.

Walton School District officials say the bats are in Building 500 on campus, which is used by both middle and high school students.

Officials say the bats are not a health risk, but many parents disagree.