Parents outraged by maggots found in kids school lunches

Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 00:38:24-04

(WBIR) Middle school students in Tennessee discovered bugs in their school lunches Tuesday afternoon.

Madison Smith, a 7th grader at Madisonville Middle School, found insects in her granola when she sat down for lunch on Tuesday.

“It was one scoop of granola bar. It looked like maggots, so that’s what I thought it was,” Madison said.

Her classmates noticed something on their plates was moving as well, so they started recording it on their cell phones.

Madison immediately sent the video to her mom, who couldn’t believe it.

“She starts zooming in and it’s maggots. What in the world. How can someone feed children maggots,” Brandy Shubert said.

A statement from the Monroe County Director of Schools, Tim Blankenship, said in part that he believes this was an isolated incident with only two to three students reporting the bugs.

He said the flour mites were discovered in a bag of granola which was removed from the serving line and the cafeteria employees checked all stock and there were no other affected bags.

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