Keep away from White Caterpillars on School Property

We have discovered what appears to be hickory tussock moth caterpillars on the EZ school grounds. These particular caterpillars (if handled) may cause an itchy, stinging rash.  They are approximately 5 cm long, white, fuzzy, with a few big tufts of black hair near its front and back. Students have been instructed this afternoon during an announcement, not to touch these caterpillars as they could get a very itchy rash, and to report to a staff member(s) when they see them outside.  We wanted the community to be aware in case you discover them after hours on school property.